Fashion, one of the main elements in the contemporary Italian culture. Torino Italian crib of witch craft, Industrial city, full of contrasts between old and new, art and history; hosts one of the most representative exhibitions for Italian fashion of all the times, commemorating the 150 years of the Italian unity.
It is a time travel into the last 150 years in Italian fashion, gathering the most representative Italian couturieres and designers, from the Risorgimento Italiano in the mid 1800 s until the contemporary fashion in the mid 2000 where the Italian fashion protagonists such as Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gianni Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci and so on take place.
Real historical pieces; costumes of cinema classics like Giuseppe Tomassi´s Il Gattopardo interpreted by Claudia Cardinale, to the iconic Fellini´s Dolce Vita interpreted by the exuberant blonde Anita Ekberg, shoes by Ferragamo for Marilyn Monroe, and many other divas; futurism, post war up to the pret a porter style of the 80´s.
Almost 200 pieces between historical, cinematographic and contemporary fashion in the spectacular venue La Venaria Reale, an amazing castle in the outskirts of Torino. More than a fashion statement, this exhibition showed me were all about style, craft and passion for Fashion in Italy came from.