Shot at Studio Spaces (www.studio-spaces.com). Flowers Wild About, 87 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1 (020-7404 2541; www.wildabout.co.uk). Hair Federico Ghezzi at Clm Hair & Make-up using L’oreal Professionnel. Make-up Jo Frost at Clm Hair & Make-Up using Sisley. Model Kamila Filipcikova at Elite. Stylist’s assistant Milly Simon. Photographer’s assistant Niall Kennedy at Studio Private. Digital operator Lee Whittaker at Studio Private. Casting Paul Isaac. Stockists Bouchra Jarrar Haute Couture, +339-5159 3768. Chanel Haute Couture, +331-4450 7000. Dior Haute Couture, +331-4073 5444. Dolce & Gabbana, 6-8 Old Bond Street, London SW1 (020-7659 9000; www.dolcegabbana.it) And branch/stockists. Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover Street, London W1 (020-7518 0680; www.doverstreetmarket.com). Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, +331-8362 0904. Giles, see Joseph. Gucci, 18 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7235 6707; www.gucci.com). Joseph, 315 Brompton Road, London SW3 (020-7225 3335). Maarten Van Der Horst, see Opening Ceremony London. Matches, 87 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone Village, London W1 (020-7487 5400; www.matchesfashion.com). Mcq Alexander Mcqueen, 14 Dover Street, London W1 (020-7318 2220; www.alexandermcqueen.com/mcq). Opening Ceremony London, 35 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2 (020-7836 9068; www.openingceremony.us). Osman, see Matches. Peter Pilotto, see Dover Street Market. Suzie Turner Haute Couture, 020-7486 6886; www.suzieturner.com.
Ahead of the V&A’s new show, Charlotte Sinclair talks exclusively to the museum’s director about what makes Italian style so seductive, how 1960s films gave it global allure – and why the only Italian word Elizabeth Taylor was said to know was Bulgari