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Turin exhibits Gianfranco Ferrè's jewels shining under a new light

For the first time in Turin, the suggestive baroque halls of Palazzo Madama hosts Gianfranco Ferré‘s exhibition “Under Another Light: Jewels and Ornaments”.

"Under Another Light" is titled because Ferré is famous for his iconic clothes with architectural structures, the white shirts, the sculpture dresses created for Dior, but not for his jewels and ornaments, for him a great passion inextricably connected to his fashion collections.

Over two hundred jewels, created for his fashion shows from 1980 to 2007, tracing the entire creative career of the famous Italian designer.

Shiny stones, enamelled metals, polished shells, painted woods, Murano glass, ceramics retro and Swarovski crystals: a series of necklaces, bracelets, brooches are displayed not only as a complement  and accessory of the dress but they invent and build it, becoming substance and soul.

According to Gianfranco Ferrè, the jewel dresses and decorates the human body and is linked to its physicality as it were part of it.

The exhibition offers to the public the vision of a specific aspect of Gianfranco Ferré’s creativity and design and his special attention to the form and to the subject and in terms of inspiration, reaching almost ever innovative and surprising results.

The exhibition project - ideated by architect Franco Raggi - plays upon the contrast between the Hall of the Senate of Palazzo Madama, a place of immense architectural value, and the simple minimalist structures in iron and glass of the exhibition set-ups, thus highlighting the imaginative beauty of the jewels designed by Ferré, which seem to soar in the semi-darkness.

Presented in Milan at the headquarters of the Ferré Foundation - which organizes and produces everything together with the Fondazione Torino Musei - the exhibition will be itinerant and in Turin, world preview, until February 19, 2018.

Gente Roma: a new space dedicated to jewellery

The boutique Gente Roma in Via Frattina, 92 opens a new space entirely dedicated to jewellery.

A unique and sophisticated choice of watches and luxury jewellery, true masterpieces of goldsmith’s art, shines all its allure in an exclusive frame made of surrounding lights and modern design showcases.

Creativity, craftsmanship and originality are the key elements of the new area located on the first floor of the boutique, where the latest and most exclusive trends by refined designers’ collections meet the most prestigious fashion brands.

The new showroom is a tribute to Fine Jewellery displayed in an elegant setting with special care for every detail. The exclusiveness of the articles proposed is expression of the latest trends in luxury fashion worldwide.

Precious rings, earings, necklaces, bracelets and watches surround and inhabit the room: from Fashion Jewellery to High Jewellery, a real and magic journey takes place through the codes of elegance.

On exhibition there are some marvelous creations of designers like Aurélie Bidermann, Eddie Borgo, Annarita Celano, Bernard Delettrez, Yvonne Leon, GaGà Milano, Ruifier and Voodoo.

Jewels have always been the great passion of women and men who  love the art of beauty because, with their precious and sophisticated accessories, they have given a refined touch to every kind of outfit.

With Christmas on the doorstep, our invitation is to treat yourself and your beloved to the unique feeling of the extraordinary luxury collections inspired by the artistic genius  of prestigious Italian and international designers.

Massimo Bottura signs the dining space of the new "Gucci Garden”

“Gucci Garden” is the elegant and fresh name chosen by the double G griffe for its new showroom in Firenze, at Piazza della Signoria, opening on January 10th, 2018, the same day as Pitti Uomo’s fashion show.

The location, conceived by Creative Director Alessandro Michele and totally renovated, is inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, which housed the Gucci Museum before but now will host a boutique of unique items, an art exhibition area curated by art critic Maria Luisa Frisa and, last but not least, the restaurant run by Three-Star Michelin Chef Massimo Bottura.

Bottura is one of the best-known names in worldwide catering whose Osteria Francescana in Modena, besides being awarded three Michelin stars, was ranked first at “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2016” in New York (first Italian restaurant to win the title).

It was the designer Alessandro Michele personally who strongly wanted the chef from Modena for the restyling of the catering area, thus choosing the extraordinary creativity and top-quality of  the Made in Italy for the launch of his new bistrot.

Actually, Gucci Garden will further consolidate the relationship between the Fashion House and its Florentine roots. This year, indeed, Gucci has promised 2 million euros to restore the Boboli Gardens in Florence over a period of three years. As evidence of that, last May the prestigious brand has staged its Cruise Collection show 2018 in the Palatine Gallery of Palazzo Pitti, which overlooks the Boboli Gardens.

100 years of Photography Leica for the first time in Rome

Finally in Rome, in its sole Italian stop-over, the exhibition I Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica takes place at the Complesso del Vittoriano - Ala Brasini until 18 February 2018.

The exhibition, under the aegis of the Istituto per la storia del Risorgimento italiano, is promoted by the Assessorato alla Crescita culturale – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali di Roma Capitale, with the patronage of the Regione Lazio, produced and managed by Arthemisia and Contrasto and is curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle, one of the most renowned photography reviewer.

Leica, a revolutionary and flexible device that, from 1920 to today, has greatly changed the way people perceive and photograph.

More than 350 original vintage printsby renowned photographers, along with historical documents from the Leica archive, videos about photographers (such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Alberto Korda and Garry Winogrand), vintage advertising posters, historical magazines and first editions of books accompany the visitor in a journey through time and history, to discover those revolutionary changes allowed by such a technological innovation as the "Ur-Leica"

The exhibition is a journey through time and history, to celebrate what the "lillipuziana", like its inventor Oskar Barnack called the Leica, the first compact machine with 35 mm film built in 1914 and launched on the market in 1925. There was not one Leica photographer who did not have a special attachment to his camera. First of all Henri Cartier - who has never managed to escape from Leica, so much to say: "The other cameras I tried have always convinced me to come back to her ... As long as I do this job, this is my camera”.

The exhibition offers 16 sections where you can admire original Leica models, vintage advertising posters, historical magazines, first editions of books, all documenting the use for art, fashion, author, reportage, photojournalism, in various countries of the world to discover how most of the images imprinted in our memory have been taken just and only with a Leica.

Discover the exclusive editions for Gente Roma at our boutique in Via Frattina, 92 and online at www.genteroma.com.

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