Animalia Fashion

Haute Couture imitates nature

Do you remember when Wallis Simpson wore the lobster dress by Elsa Schiaparelli, designed by Salvator Dalì? Or when Marchioness Casati was painted by Luigi Boldini, wrapped in a cloud of peacock feathers? Just how much has the animal kingdom inspired fashion? The cross between these two worlds has set a veritable trend, loved and hate alike but always ready to leap into a wardrobe like a stealthy cat… Animalia Fashion, the exhibition vaunting the 100 most beautiful fashion pieces inspired by zoology created between 2000 and today, offers a surprising visual experience and an overview of the biggest names in today’s fashion industry. It’s a must-see for anyone looking to immerse themselves in haute couture, steal ideas or simply reflect on the wonders of nature.

January 8 – May 5, 2019
Tuesday – Sunday
8.15am – 6.50pm

Museo della Moda e del Costume, Palazzo Pitti
Piazza del Duomo, 9    |   Firenze

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