Ferragamo explores the relationship between art and fashion in Tuscany



The relationship between art and fashion has always been a “love and hate-one”. Next May, Fondazione Ferragamo and Museo Salvatore Ferragamo will focus on these interactions and showcase works from the Salvatore art collection juxtaposed with prestigious loans from museums around the world.

Drawing on the life of Salvatore Ferragamo himself, whose fascination with twentieth century avant-garde art nurtured his own creative inspiration, the show will be presented in collaboration with other cultural institutions including Florence Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, the Gallerie degli Uffizi and Museo Marino Marini.

The exhibition will feature a dress designed by Elsa Schiaparelli in the Thirties in collaboration with Salvador Dalí, on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the famous Yves Saint Laurent dress inspired by Piet Mondrian, Hussein Chalayan’s wooden corset from the Kyoto Costume Institute and a 2005 dress by Jun Takahashi (Undercover) coming from The Museum at FIT in New York. Other prestigious loans will come from ModeMuseum (MoMu) in Antwerp and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningan in Rotterdam in addition to, Yasumasa Morimura’s triptych, Portrait (La source 1,2,3) from the Takamatsu Art Museum alongside archival materials and photographies.





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.With his projects, Andy Warhol spread aesthetic inputs with a powerful impact bordering on the irreverent. The clearest example is The Souper Dress, a concentrate of fashion, art and industrial logic. The dress was produced in the Seventies with the motif of the famous Campbell’s Soup can, an image repeated in sequence as silkscreens.
a-b-c Yasumasa Morimura, Portrait (La Source 1,2,3), 1986–90, three panels printed in colour, 240 x 120 cm each. Takamatsu, Takamatsu Art Museum.