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April 27, 2016

Between art and fashion

A new, unmissable exhibition at Ferragamo Museum from May 18, 2016

The new exhibition sponsored and organized by the Foundation and the Museum Ferragamo Salvatore Ferragamo, which will open May 18, 2016, reflects the complex relationship between art and fashion.

Inspired by the story of Salvatore Ferragamo who, fascinated by the avant-garde artists, was inspired by the art world working with many of his contemporaries, the project analyzes, forms of dialogue between the two worlds: contamination, overlaps and collaborations , from the experiences of the Pre-Raphaelites, to those of Futurism, the complex events of Surrealism to those of the Radical Fashion, our attention is on some workshops of the fifties and sixties, the place of study and meetings, and the creation of celebrity culture for continue up to the experiments of the nineties and get to wonder if contemporary cultural industry can still speak of separate worlds or a fluid game of roles.

The special feature of this exhibition lies in collaboration with other cultural institutions: the National Central Library in Florence, the Uffizi Gallery (the Gallery of Modern Art, the Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery), the Marino Marini Museum, the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and the Textile Museum in Prato.

Among the works on display a neckline Salvatore Ferragamo inspired by the works of American artist Kenneth Noland of the fifties, the dress made in the thirties by Elsa Schiaparelli in collaboration with Salvador Dalí, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the dress Yves Saint Laurent, inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondrian from the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, the bodice in Hussein Chalayan wood from the Kyoto Costume Institute, and a suit of Jun Takahashi (Undercover) in 2005 from the Museum at FIT in New York .

Equally significant loans from ModeMuseum (MoMu) in Antwerp and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the triptych by Yasumasa Morimura, Portrait (La source, 1,2,3) from Takamatsu Art Museum, the installation of photographic portraits of Andy Warhol, Altered Images, generously provided by Studio Makos and Fertility work of Keith Haring, coming from a private collection

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