60 years of Italian fashion at the Italian Cultural Institute of Moscow


The Italian Cultural Institute of Moscow, in collaboration with the Museum of Russian decorative art, opened the exhibition “60 years of Italian fashion” on 2 July – a collection of evening dresses for men and women and costume jewelery by famous designers.

My father and his companions created the Brioni company

said Gigliola Savini, daughter of Gaetano Savini, the founder of the legendary menswear brand

Now all the presidents wear the costumes of my father, the first to wear a” Brioni “was John Kennedy”

The exhibition presents the Brioni smoking James Bond, worn by Pierce Brosnan in the 2002 film “Death can wait”.

In several rooms of the museum there are mannequins with magnificent stage costumes by movie stars, such as the nun costume of the movie “The Barefoot Contessa” (1956) worn by Ava Gardner, or the trouser suit by Claudia Cardinale of the film “La pink panther ”(1963).

Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to admire several dresses worn on the red carpet of major events, such as the red Valentino dress by Elizabeth Hurley, the Prada tulle dress by Cate Blanchett or a Versace by Jennifer Lopez.

All the clothes are works of author and are made at the highest level

so the famous Russian designer Irina Krutikova shared her impressions.

I’m just surprised that the show is called 60 years of Italian fashion.” I have been working in fashion for almost 60 years, and in Italy, fashion existed much earlier! And in general, Italy’s influence on world art, of course, is indisputable!

added Irina Krutikova.

To inaugurate the exhibition, Olga Strada, director of the IIC of Moscow.

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