Italian high fashion is making its way to Florida next year for an upcoming exhibit at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.
The exhibit, titled “Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968,” examines the period of creativity in Italy that gave rise to Italian high fashion. It will feature more than 230 designer garments — from ball gowns to cocktail dress — as well as costume jewelry, hats, footwear and handbags. Designers and brands featured in the exhibit include Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, Valentino, Gucci and many more.
Open from Feb. 7, 2016 to June 5, 2016, the exhibit is a project of MAXXI: National Museum of the XXI Century Arts in Rome and presented by Bulgari. It was curated by IUAV University of Venice professor Maria Luisa Frisa, MAXXI art director Anna Mattirolo and W magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi.
The clothing and accessories in this exhibit will be shown alongside art, film and photography to demonstrate the fluid relationship between fashion and these other industries. There will also be a section that underscores the importance of the Italian textile industry.