Soft Cover, English, Staple Binding, 148 Pages, 2016, bruno
BELLISSIMA Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968
Catalog to the exhibition "Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968" at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.
"The Exhibition presents the complex and ever-changing story of Italian fashion through a contemporary lens. It is a symphonic account of the many creative components that continue to interact and shape the success and enormous appeal of the "Made in Italy" brand. This catalog showcases the amazing garments chosen for the exhibition and designed by creators such as Simonetta, Valentino, Roberto Capucci, Irene Galitzine, among many others: the spectacular dresses that illuminated ball rooms and theater galas, as well ad sochtail dresses of restrained elegance or tantalizing embellishments inspired by fantasized designs or the leading postwar art movements - the Zero Group, Pop art and Op art. The catalog also presents a unique selection of cloth samples that testify to the importance of the textilce industry in the design and promotion of Italian fashion, in the past as well as today.
The publication offers a new perspective on current fashion developments at the same thime that it pays tribute to the founders of Italy´s unique and significant contriburions to the history of design, from luxurious high fashion to everyday."