Animalia Fashion exhibition: Beyond AnimalierIn a suggestive overview of almost one hundred pieces including dresses, bags, shoes, jewelry and accessories, with the exhibition “Animalia Fashion” high fashion interprets a fabulous universe, where mannequins become creatures of a modern and poetic bestiary
Last January was inaugurated a “zoological tour” (that can be visited until May 2019) in the rooms of the Museum of Fashion and Costume at Pitti Palace in Florence, among the creations of contemporary designers that evoke the most unexpected animal world.There are 18 rooms that host this path of evocative installations inviting you to reflect on the wonders of the universe. The first section is dedicated to arachnids, followed by swans, shells, hedgehogs, fishes, corals, parrots, lobsters, babirusas, porcupine fishes, reptiles, beetles, flies, bees, crocodiles, and ends with butterflies.
From France to China, from Russia to Italy, apparel, bags, shoes, jewelry and accessories of the haute couture collections from 2000 to 2018 propose an amazing catalogue combined with real stuffed animals, reptiles and arachnids, but also with antique paintings and objects from the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of Florence, as well as containing reproductions of drawings taken from ancient bestiaries and pages from medieval tacuina sanitatis.
Curator Patricia Lurati interpreted the exhibition as the scenography of an imaginary museum, “in an exciting dialogue with this zoo of fabrics, feathers, leathers, the visitor is involved in the discovery of the wonders of the animal world, which creates unexpected combinations in the imagination of who looks at it and which has been a great source of inspiration for designers”.
A fantastic universe, in which fashion, art and nature relate simultaneously in a humourous and poetic way.