Exploring the long-standing relationship between art and fashion, the Museo Salvatore have launched a compelling exhibition named ‘Across Art and Fashion’ (Tra Arte e Moda). Set in the heart of Florence, the exhibit showcases a specialised range of clothing, accessories, fabrics, works of art, books, and photographs in order to reflect on the complex relationship between fashion and art.

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Across Art and Design | Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

The showcase focuses on the work of Italian footwear creative Salvatore Ferragamo, a designer inspired by the avant-garde art movements of the 20th century and Hollywoods golden era.

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Across Art and Design | Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

Drawing inspiration from the world of art, Ferragamo collaborated with many of the artists of his time.

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Across Art and Design | Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

The project analyses the forms of dialogue between the worlds or art and fashion: reciprocal inspirations, overlap’s and collaborations;

“In the last 10 years, artists have been reflecting on the commercial aspect more and more, fashion designers are using art in research and inspiration.” Stefania Ricci ( Director of the Museo Ferragamo)

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Across Art and Design | Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

Numerous brands are represented in Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, such as a Schiaparelli skirt suit with buttons and a Vionnet silken tunic dress from 1922, featuring geometric motifs.

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Across Art and Design | Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

“The Museo Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest exhibition, reflect just some of the many ways both our family and the company strive to further our longstanding traditions as patron of the arts.” Ferruccio Ferragamo (President of Salvatore Ferragamo)

The exhibition runs until the 7th of April 2017 at the Palazzo Spini Feroni, Piazza di Santa Trinita, 5/R, 50123 Firenze, Italy.

Written by Christy Chin

Edited by Christina Wright

References

MUSE (2016) ACROSS ART AND FASHIONAT MUSEO SALVATORE [Online] Available at http://www.musemagazine.it/across-art-and-fashion/ [Accessed 16/6/16]

Wallpaper (2016) Museo Salvatore Ferragamo lays bare the house’s artistic inspirations [Online] Available at http://www.wallpaper.com/fashion/musseo-salvatore-ferragamo-explores-the-brands-historical-inspirations [Accessed 16/6/16]