From the 1st to 14th September 2014, fashionistas can now witness for themselves some of the most iconic designs in Italian fashion from Valentino to Prada, spanning across 60 years.

From the 1st to 14th September 2014, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur will be home to a collection of dresses unlike any the world has ever seen. With the help of the Italian Trade Commission Kuala Lumpur, Pavilion KL will play host to the inaugural “60 Years of Made in Italy” which had, prior to this, been hosted first in Mexico City and then Washington D.C.

The exhibition follows the evolution of Italian fashion since the beginning of the 1950’s up to today, featuring accessories and historical garments created by Italy’s most renowned designers. So worry not if you didn't manage to land yourself a seat at the FW2015 Milan Fashion Week, this exhibition will present to you some of the most revered dresses from the brands nonetheless.

Guest of honour for this year’s installation is none other than Anna Fendi, the second-born daughter to Edoardo and Adele Fendi, who founded the Fendi label in 1925. Click here to see photos from the launch at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

“Each decade has been a real triumph for the Italian fashion as trends change and get better year-by-year,” Fendi says of rich and culturally colourful history of Italian fashion. “This whole experience will be very interesting for me and I am excited to join in the celebrations for the opening of the '60 Years of Made in Italy'."

A total of 30 dresses will be on display, ranging from creations that had once graced the red carpets of premiers and Oscars across the decades. Each garment was handpicked for its innovative design and sophisticated fabrics and donned on handcrafted mannequins that were imported all the way from Italy specially for the occasion.

It is no secret that Italian fashion has always ruled the world’s most prestigious catwalks with brands like Prada, Fendi and Versace that ignite recognition even among the most underexposed fashion novice. Through this exhibition, fashionistas the world over can now witness for themselves some of the most iconic designs from equally respected fashion names that make up the soul of Italian fashion. 

From Valentino and Giorgio Armani to Fendi and Prada, here are the top 7 dresses not to be missed throughout the two weeks of the exhibition: 


This exhibition is open to the public.


(Photos: Studio Galgano)


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