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.