FASHION, NATURE AND ART
edited by Patricia Lurati
Photographs and concept by Costantino Ruspoli
Florence, Uffizi Galleries, Pitti Palace, Fashion and Costume Museum
8 January – 5 May 2019
Dresses like sculptures, fabrics and embroidery like paintings: everything in this volume helps to recreate a kind of zoological walk among creations of contemporary designers to evoke the most unexpected animal world.
In the volume ANIMALIA FASHION the most famous fashion houses and the emerging designers show off their dresses, accessories and jewels taken from the most recent fashion shows, from 2000 to 2018: the black dress inspired by John Galliano's wprld of spiders for the Margiela Maison, the 'surrealist' style of the lobster dress by Bertrand Guyon for Schiaparelli, the unforgettable purse by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, the mermaid dress by Roberto Cavalli and the unsurpassable jacket by Azzedine Alaïa, and last but not least the coat by Ferragamo and the clutch Miuccia Prada designed with Damien Hirst.
This zoo of fabrics, feathers and hides is here exceptionally animated and interpreted by the shots of Costantino Ruspoli, whose photographs transform clothes, purses, shoes and jewels into creatures of a modern and poetic bestiary.
- Edition (cm):
- 190 colored ill.
- Italian, English
- Patricia Lurati