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Twentieth-century women protagonists in Florence

March 27, 2014

Twentieth-century women protagonists in Florence is the title of the exhibition currently in program at the Costume Gallery, located in the heart of the Pitti Palace. The project is realized to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the foundation of the Gallery and in conjunction with the total rearrangement of the museum. It is an event unique in its kind, able to read the events and changes occurred during the last century through an exciting journey into the world of women’s fashion. Twentieth-century women protagonists in Florence can be visited every day from 08:15 to 17:30 in March and from 08:15 to 18:30 during the months of April and May. Closed on 1st May and the first and last Monday of each month.

Twentieth-century women protagonists in Florence, a journey through history

Twentieth-century women protagonists in Florence is based on the exposition of garments and accessories that belonged to personalities who through talent, skill and perseverance, have distinguished themselves and they do it again, in various fields of human activity. But it is also a work that aims to produce garments realized by the women themselves or leaders who have helped define the personality of a specific female figure. Twentieth-century women protagonists in Florence allows, as well, to know the creations of Rosa Genoni, promoter of Made in Italy, the tunics that Fortuny realized for Eleonora Duse, the clothes made by Franca Florio, or Maria Cumani, Susan Nevelson and Lietta Cavalli.

Twentieth-century women protagonists in Florence, originality and creativity

Women protagonists in the twentieth century in Florence continues with the clothes of the “dressmaker to the stars” Schuberth, worn by Antonella Cannav√≤ Florio, or with those of the collectors Anna Piaggi and Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini, the writer Anna Rontani and singer Patty Pravo. Finally, there are the jewels in non-precious materials by Flora Wiechmann Savioli and jewelry by Angela Caputi, the collection of nine wedding dresses and women’s jewelry obtained from plots of the women of Rwanda. An event not to miss, which takes you in one of the most elegant cities in the world. And the ideal setting for an unforgettable stay is the Hotel Brunelleschi, 4-star hotel located in the central Piazza Santa Elisabetta.

Women protagonists in the twentieth century in Florence, excitement and fun

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