At last after many attempts of arranging, I finally managed to see the Valentino, Master of Couture exhibition at Somerset House, London. Having thought that during the week (after a peep online at the booking page) it would be a simple walk-in affair, my friend and I were not exactly thrilled to find out that arriving for a hopefully 11 am viewing, we were told that it was fully booked and the next available time slot would be for the 1pm viewing. Perhaps they were not used to people asking then and there to buy tickets for the next available viewing? Did they not want to sell tickets? Anyhow, with a delay on our hands, we decided to lunch at The Delaunay in Aldwych to kill time till our visiting slot came up.
This major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Valentino will showcase over 130 exquisite haute couture designs worn by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow in an exciting installation created specially for Somerset House. (29 November 2012 – 3 March 2013)