Gianfranco Ferre at the V&A

Wednesday 13 July 2005

Gianfranco Ferré, Fall/Winter 2000/2001

Internationally celebrated Italian fashion designer Gianfranco Ferré will show, for the first time in the UK, highlights from his extensive archive and 2005/6 Autumn / Winter collection in a series of catwalk shows at the V&A.

Including Ferré’s trademark reinvention of the white shirt, the outfits selected for these shows will all reflect the designer’s passion for travel and will feature clothes inspired by cultures from all over the world.

In 1978 the Gianfranco Ferré company was founded and in 1989 Ferré was appointed artistic director of Christian Dior, where he designed Haute Couture and women’s prêt -à-porter collections until 1996 when he returned to working exclusively for his own company.

Gianfranco Ferré‘s enduring, elegant and structured designs have influenced young designers all over the world. He also has a reputation as an innovator in the manipulation of materials, including new techniques such as laser cutting cloth to create perforated patterns in his latest collection.

Free entry but tickets are very limited so booking is essential
Tickets for the Gianfranco Ferre show are available from 27 June 2005
Call +44 (0)20 7942 2820

[Text and Image: V&A Museum]

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