Thursday, October 04, 2007

MILAN - RTW S/S 2008

Palazzo Reale – The Vivienne Westwood exhibition and dinner party. The Vivienne Westwood exhibition was first launched in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2004. Sponsored in Italy by the Camera Nazionale della Moda and produced by Palazzo Reale, it features thirty-five years of designs from the V & A’s collection as well as from Westwood’s personal archive. The exhibition is a tribute to Dame Vivienne’s career and explores how the designer has incorporated historical and cultural references into fashion in a unique and inspiring way.
Above, the poster for the Vivienne Westwood retrospective exhibition at Palazzo Reale, until January 20th.

The Prize Giving. The President of the Camera Nazionale della Moda, Mario Boselli, gave Dame Vivienne Westwood a special award for her stylistic and creative contribution to the Italian fashion industry.

The Italian Speech. Dame Vivienne makes faces as she struggles, simpaticamente with her Italian during her acceptance speech for the special award given to her. Bravissima.

Detail. As Beppe Modenese looks on, note the slashes, ruffles and bows in Dame Vivienne’s long red evening dress. It is her belief that “You have a better life if you wear impressive clothes.”

Long Time Friends. Carlo D’Amario, Dame Vivienne’s long time business partner and managing director, talks to Elio Fiorucci. Fiorucci designed some clothes for Canon, one of the official sponsors of Milan fashion week, inspired by the Canon photographic competition entitled The Spirit of our Country through its most Significant aspects.

The Vampire. Actress, performance artist and sometime vampire performer on Piero Chiambretti’s television show, Xena Zupanic is really stunning.

The Celebrity. Showgirl and dress designer, Valeria Marini always looks sexy and scantily dressed.

Detail. As you can see Valeria Marini is addicted to diamonds, maybe that is why she called her dress company Seduzioni Diamonds by Valeria Marini?

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