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Exhibition: ITALIANA


Italy through the Lens of fashion 1971 – 2001 at Palazzo Reale

ITALIANA. Italy through the lens of fashion 1971 – 2001′ is an exhibition curated by Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, which reconstruct the history and the narrative of Italian fashion in the seminal thirty years between 1971 and 2001.

The exhibition deploys thematically, each room focussing on one aspect that characterises Italian fashion: Identity, Democracy, Logomania, Diorama, Project Room, Postproduction, Glocal, The Italy of Objects.

The objective is to better understand what are the peculiar traits of Italian Fashion, the micro-histories that defined it, and the challenges Italian stilisti and designers faced to make the industry one of the most iconic and successful in the world.