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Simonetta: The First Lady of Italian Fashion

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Simonetta, a living legend as beautiful as any of her models, is an aristocrat by birth and has spent her youth amidst the international celebrities for whom she designed her sophisticated clothes; among them: Lauren Bacall, Dorothy McGuire, and Silvana Mangano. From the forties to the seventies, from the Rome atelier in her family’s Palazzo to her Paris boutique on Rue François, the innovative lines of her daring creative fashion had a deep effect on the taste of the tight circle of aristocrats she was part of ...
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Trade Paperback New Simonetta, a living legend as beautiful as any of her models, is an aristocrat by birth and has spent her youth amidst the international celebrities for ... whom she designed her sophisticated clothes; among them: Lauren Bacall, Dorothy McGuire, and Silvana Mangano. From the forties to the seventies, from the Rome atelier in her family's Palazzo to her Paris boutique on Rue Francois, the innovative lines of her daring creative fashion had a deep effect on the taste of the tight circle of aristocrats she was part of as well as on the lifestyles of consumers in the great international market. Book has minor shelf wear. Read more Show Less

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Simonetta, a living legend as beautiful as any of her models, is an aristocrat by birth and has spent her youth amidst the international celebrities for whom she designed her sophisticated clothes; among them: Lauren Bacall, Dorothy McGuire, and Silvana Mangano. From the forties to the seventies, from the Rome atelier in her family’s Palazzo to her Paris boutique on Rue François, the innovative lines of her daring creative fashion had a deep effect on the taste of the tight circle of aristocrats she was part of as well as on the lifestyles of consumers in the great international market.
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"...a richly illustrated look at the influential and pioneering designer and her innovative work from 1946 to 1971." ~Harper's Bazaar

"...new homage to Simonetta gives the single-named stunner her due, thanks to scholarly authors, scads of archival photos of the designer & her ground-breaking work, and even illustrations by the inimitable Ruben Toledo who contributed to a Simonetta retrospective mounted at the Palazzo Pitti." ~FashionTribes.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788831793995
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Maria Luisa Frisa is fashion curator of the Pitti Discovery Foundation in Florence and teaches at the IUAV University in Venice. Judith Clark is a fashion curator and teaches at the London College of Fashion. Vittoria Caterina Caratozzolo teaches History of Fashion at the IUAV University in Venice and at La Sapienza University in Rome.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Alfredo Canessa Canessa, Alfredo 7

Today's Muse. At the Origins of an Italian Style in Fashion Maria Luisa Frisa Frisa, Maria Luisa 9

The Challenge of Style Vittoria Caterina Caratozzolo Caratozzolo, Vittoria Caterina 23

Simonetta: a Museology Judith Clark Clark, Judith 39

Iconographic Atlas 57

Simonetta Colonna eli Cesaro. A profile Vittoria Caterina Caratozzolo Caratozzolo, Vittoria Caterina 155

Bibliogaphy 189

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