This winter, head to Italy! Indeed, in Rome and Venice, the renowned fashion designer celebrates his love for cinema with an extraordinary exhibition showcasing around twenty outfits worn by movie stars. These outfits have been specially restored by the house of Vuitton. If you are a fashion and cinema enthusiast, and dreaming of a romantic weekend amidst gondolas and flower-filled terraces, make sure to book your plane ticket before March 31st!
From Rome to Venice: A Journey Through History, Cinema, and Haute Couture
If you're torn between Rome and Venice as your destination to get up close and personal with Louis Vuitton's meticulously curated iconic dresses for their Italian exhibition, then Venice is the place to be. Not only will you be able to admire Adrienne, a restored 18th-century dress painstakingly reconstructed by Louis Vuitton's ateliers, but you'll also be treated to two stunning creations by young design prodigies.
The first creation is the work of students from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, led by Maurizio Millenotti. Although you may not be familiar with Millenotti's name, you've likely seen his masterpieces on the big screen, such as Monica Bellucci's outfits in the film Malena or the period costumes in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. The second creation, on the other hand, is a completely different yet equally breathtaking piece. It is made entirely out of paper threads by Chen Movana, a talented Chinese prodigy whose craftsmanship will leave you in awe.
So, if you're a lover of haute couture and history, make your way to Venice for an unforgettable experience with Louis Vuitton's exquisite dresses and the incredible talent behind them.
The Story of Outfits
If you are still captivated by the images of iconic films shot in period costumes, such as The English Patient, Alice in Wonderland, The Duchess... then you must visit Louis Spazio Etoile in Rome. There, you will find dozens of outfits created by the Italian fashion house Tirelli, which has won around fifteen Oscars for its film costumes to date. One of the standout pieces of the exhibition is the extraordinary red dress worn by Salma Hayek in the film Tales of Tales, a true "tale in the tale". This dress is adorned with kilometers of embroidered brocade, making it one of the key costumes in the history of modern cinema.
Anyone who has seen Ludwig, Luchino Visconti's film depicting the life of Ludwig of Bavaria, will surely remember the dress worn by Romy Schneider. In the film, she reprised her role as Empress Elisabeth of Austria (known as Sissi to her close circle) a few years after the first successful film that brought her fame. With a regal and mysterious air, Romy Schneider effortlessly carries the crinoline, just as she did at the beginning of her career. And it is one of these ethereal dresses that you can admire, among others, at an exhibition that is anything but ordinary.