Our textiles at the Villa Reale of Monza
The exhibition Bellissima. Italy and high fashion 1945-1968, launched last year at MAXXI in Rome, is now hosted at Villa Reale in Monza, starting September 24th, renovated and with a brand new section dedicated to textiles. With this section the curators – Maria Luisa Frisa, Anna Mattirolo, Stefano Tonchi – have aimed at characterizing the new exhibition event, set up by Studio Migliore+Servetto Architects specifically for Villa Reale.
Bellissima opens to the public during Expo 2015 Fashion Week in September, to which it is one of the main related events.
The core space of Bellissima at Villa Reale in Monza is the gallery, connecting all the rooms and unfolding the various themes of the exhibition. The gallery is hosting a unique selection of samples that testify the importance of our textile industry in design and promotion of Italian fashion, in the past as well as nowadays. Italy’s high fashion and its textile industry are closely linked, as visitors can see in the choice of daywear, one of its most successful expressions. This relationship enlightens the most recent fashion developments.
Clerici Tessuto textiles archive is one of the fashion archives involved in the project and selected by Fondazione Antonio Ratti.
Bellissima. L’Italia dell’alta moda 1945-1968
Villa Reale di Monza
24 September 2015 – 10 January 2016
Tuesday-Sunday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 10pm
Closed on Monday