Italian Style:  Fashion Since 1945

Closes Sunday: With handsome tailoring, gorgeous gowns and stylish sportswear, Italy reclaimed its position as a luxury leader after World War II. This ravishing show, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, tells how good design and smart marketing propelled the economic revival of a war-devastated country. There’s glamour galore in more than 100 garments spanning 70 years. They range from gowns worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1956 film “War and Peace” to fresh-off-the-runway clothes by contemporary designers Armani, Prada, Valentino, Miu Miu and younger trend setters. Mural-sized photos of period fashion shows enhance the mood of stylish luxury, while film clips and video interviews with contemporary designers animate the displays. In response to popular enthusiasm, the show’s hours have been extended to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Closes at 5 p.m. Sun. $20 adults. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Av. S. 612-870-3000, www.artsmia.org)