Across Art And Fashion With Ferragamo

Across Art And Fashion With Ferragamo

The new exhibition from Fondazione Ferragamo and Museo Salvatore Ferragamo features works from Keith Haring and more

The new exhibition from Fondazione Ferragamo and Museo Salvatore Ferragamo features works from Keith Haring and more

Text: William Defebaugh

Today sees the unveiling of a new exhibition in Florence organized by Fondazione Ferragamo and Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. Appropriately titled Across Art And Fashion, the collection examines the intricate crossover between the two creative genres—a long-time fascination of Salvatore Ferragamo himself.

Fitting for a project that explores collaboration, the exhibition is a collaboration between multiple Italian art powerhouse institutions: in Florence, the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, the Gallerie degli Uffizi (the Galleria d’arte moderna, the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti), Museo Marino Marini, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and Museo del Tessuto in Prato.

The body of work was curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, Enrica Morini, Stefania Ricci and Alberto Salvadori, and includes an extensive collection of pieces across many mediums: fabric, books, paintings, photographs, and more from both international and Italian collections (private and public).

Art expert Hikari Yokoyama, who attended the opening of the exhibit, tells V: "Seeing high Renaissance works by Botticelli, Lippi, Bugiardini and van der Goes jump off the wall in vivid colour, in the freshly redone rooms in the Uffizi Gallery just shows how important it is to carefully restore and present historic works of art. I'm grateful that Ferragamo has decided to contribute to the gift of eternal life of these treasures, just as Salvatore's spirit lives on in the playful and whimsical, yet historically rigorous exhibition Across Art And Fashion."

Read on for a preview of the works featured in the exhibit.

Rosa Genoni, ‘Pisanello’ court cape, 1906, silk velvet with embroidery. The cape, inspired by one of Pisanello’s watercolours (Un homme et une femme en habits de cour, c. 1450, Chantilly, Musée Condé) was presented at Milan International in 1906 along with the Primavera gown. Florence, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti.
Salvatore Ferragamo, Tirassegno, 1958, suede pump with kid appliqués with a target-shooting motif. Florence, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.
Kenneth Noland, Untitled, 1958, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 96 cm. Bergamo, Private Collection ( courtesy Galleria Fumagalli, Milan)
Bruno Munari, Graphic project for fabric for the 10th Milan Triennale, 1954, tempera on paper, 267 x 208 mm. Bologna, Fondazione Massimo e Sonia Cirulli.
Christopher Makos, Altered Image, 1981, 120 #9 frame 1, digital print, 148.6 x 111.8 cm. Private collection.
Campbell Soup Company, The Souper Dress, 1968, nonwoven fabric in paper, cellulose and cotton printed with the image of the Campbell’s Soup can. Kyoto, The Kyoto Costume Institute collection.
Silvestro Lega, A Stroll in the Garden, 1864–8, oil on canvas, 35 × 22.5 cm. Florence, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria d’arte moderna di Palazzo Pitti.
Getulio Alviani, Tensions, 1966–7, serigraphs on paper, 50 x 50 cm each. Brescia, private collection.
Getulio Alviani, Tensions, 1966–7, serigraphs on paper, 50 x 50 cm each. Brescia, private collection.
Getulio Alviani, Tensions, 1966–7, serigraphs on paper, 50 x 50 cm each. Brescia, private collection.
Keith Haring, Fertility, 1983, screenprint 74/100, 110 x 130 x 3.5 cm. Florence, private collection.
Yasumasa Morimura, Portrait (La Source 1,2,3), 1986–90, three panels printed in colour, 240 x 120 cm each. Takamatsu, Takamatsu Art Museum.
Yasumasa Morimura, Portrait (La Source 1,2,3), 1986–90, three panels printed in colour, 240 x 120 cm each. Takamatsu, Takamatsu Art Museum.
Yasumasa Morimura, Portrait (La Source 1,2,3), 1986–90, three panels printed in colour, 240 x 120 cm each. Takamatsu, Takamatsu Art Museum.

See Across Art And Fashion:

Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence, 19 May 2016 — 7 April 2017

Other locations:

The Nineteenth Century in Fashion

Sala del Fiorino - Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria d’arte moderna di Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 19 May — 24 July 2016

Collaboration

Museo Marino Marini, Florence, 19 May – 31 July 2016

Italian Periodicals in the Nineteen Hundreds

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze, Florence, 20 May – 15 October 2016

Nostalgia for the Future in Post-War Artists’ Fabric

Museo del Tessuto, Prato, 21 May 2016 – 19 February 2017

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