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“Jungle: the Animal Imagery in Fashion” on display at the Reggia di Venaria

The evolution of the animalier and of the different ways in which animal coats and shapes have been reworked by Fashion, takes shape through one hundred dresses and accessories into the suggestive setting of the Venaria Palace, until August 27th.

The exhibition “Jungle: the Animal Imagery in Fashion” is devoted to the different elaborations of the "wild" coat made by fashion designers: from lavish butterflies to leopards and tigers, from insects to elephants, from beetles to snakes and horses, the show features real artwork designed by the world's greatest fashion designers who have chosen to inspire nature and its colors and animals in their declinations, their skins and parts of their eyes, nails, paws, tails, and muses.

A journey of elegance, sensuality and creativity which opens with the first animal-known dress, Christian Dior's "Jungle" exhibited in Paris in 1947, the first panther print in fashion history which will be followed by many others.

Among the fashion designers Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Roberto Cavalli, Gianfranco Ferré, Valentino, Hermes, Maurizio Galante, Fausto Puglisi, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, StellaMcCartney, Ken Scott, Thierry Mugler, from the legendary embroidered bustier of Krizia to the futuristic futuristic clothing of Iris Van Herpen. The visitor takes a trip into a "jungle" of monochrome wood, populated by marvelous dresses and walls covered with precious scarf created by fashion designer of the last century.

All creations not only highlight changes in taste, but also the different meanings of a trend which has become one of the great classics of our wardrobe that never ceases to inspire fashion.

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