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The fashion industry stepped in once again to help fund ailing Italian museums. This time, Florence-based Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo made major donations, reinforcing their commitment to Italian arts and culture.

On Monday night, the Uffizi Gallery re-opened eight rooms following extensive renovations funded by a €600,000 ($678,702) donation from Ferragamo, WWD reported.

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While the Minneapolis Institute of Arts might not be the first place you'd expect to get your style fix, that may change with the opening of its exhibit devoted to Italian fashion.

"Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945" is a look at how Italy grew to be a fashion powerhouse, tracing its path starting at the end of World War II to the present. With a story told through 100 ensembles and accessories, with works from major fashion houses including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Valentino, Armani, Fendi, Pucci, Missoni and Dolce & Gabbana, "Italian Style" is a history lesson with stunning looks and a dash of Hollywood glamour.

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