Italian high fashion in Rome can be now admired not only at the shop windows of Via dei Condotti and other prestigious venues downtown, but also into the premises of one of the most important museums of the Eternal City: until 3 May 2015 MAXXI hosts an exhibit dedicated to the Italian fashion design’s early history, that is to say the thirty years following the Second World War.
From 1945 onwards dress designers like Maria Antonelli, Sorelle Fontana, Balestra, Capucci, Gattinoni, Schuberth, Ferdinandi, Eleonora Garnett, Mingolini-Guggenheim, Valentino, Gigliola Curiel, Mila Schön and Jole Veneziani started conceiving fashion in a new way, moving away from French standards. Thanks to their innovative creations Italy found her own way to high fashion, the one still appreciated worldwide.
On display 80 items of clothing dating back to the period 1945-1968, paired to masterpieces of Bulgari coeval pieces of jewelry art.
Where: “Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968”, MAXXI Museum, via Guido Reni 4a (buses and metro from Termini station).
When: every day 11am-7pm. Saturday 11am-10pm. Monday closed.
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