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Bellissima. Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968

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148 pages
Edited by Maria Luisa Frisa, Gabriele Monti, Stefano Tonchi 
27 x 21 cm 
Language: English
Publisher: Bruno

Investigating the complex and dynamic story of Italian fashion after the Second World War through a contemporary lens, this catalogue for an eponymous touring exhibition launched at MAXXI in Rome offers a lyrical account of the many creative components that continue to interact and shape the success and wide appeal of the Italian brand. It showcases the garments chosen for the exhibition, with spectacular dresses and restrained elegance – designed by names such as Simonetta, Valentino, Roberto Capucci, Irene Galitzine, and many more – while also revealing how some designers were inspired by popular post-war art movements like ZERO, Pop art, and Op art.