Assistant curator Lucia Savi with Valentino dress from 1977
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Italian fashion celebrated at V&A London exhibition

11 April 2014 Last updated at 23:31 BST

An exhibition celebrating Italian fashion over the past 70 years has opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 chronicles design and production in Italy from just after WWII, when the country's creative forces were at an all-time low.

The BBC takes a look round with assistant curator Lucia Savi.

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