Milan Style, Sumptuous Clothing and Jewellery Masterpieces Narrate 50 Years of History

Milan Style, Sumptuous Clothing and Jewellery Masterpieces Narrate 50 Years of History
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Colour and light, fabric and precious stones. In this chromatic and material showdown, the exhibition illustrates the connection between clothing and ornamentation, marked by a wholly Milanese brand of creativity, a simple, even-measured elegance. Starting in the 1950s, some important fashion designers of the city on one hand, including Biki and Jole Veneziani, and jewellery designers on the other hand, from Buccellati to Faraone e Calderoni gave birth to custom-made pieces, creating clothing and jewellery that was personalised for their clients at a historical moment which signalled a rebirth for the entire country, while launching the high fashion of Milan. Epochs and styles are now illustrated in the new wing of the historic Palazzo Morando which hosts the museum dedicated to costume and fashion design. Thanks to historical archives, loans and the museum’s collection, the evolution of Milan’s fashion and jewellery design is documented in a journey through time which begins with the bon ton of the 1950s, moves onto the revitalisation of the 1960s, probes a decade of rebellion and desecration and, finally, heads into the golden ‘80s, with clothing as a symbol of wellness and seduction, then heading right up to the sobriety of the end of the century and the transformation of fashion houses into forges of creativity and experimentation.
Vittoria Giusti - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano