Il maestro è nell'anima. Lorenzo Riva The new exhibition at Como Silk Museum TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2019 - TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2020 The Como Silk Museum opens on October 29 “The master is
Il maestro è nell’anima. Lorenzo Riva
The new exhibition at Como Silk Museum
TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2019 – TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2020
The Como Silk Museum opens on October 29 “The master is in the soul. Lorenzo Riva – Fifty years of high fashion ”, the first personal exhibition dedicated to the designer Lorenzo Riva, curated by Paolo Aquilini.
Famous throughout the world for having dressed the most prestigious brides of the international Jet set, Riva is the undisputed master also in pret a porter, in high fashion clothes and in sensual evening dresses.
The Silk Museum exhibition celebrates fifty years of activity displaying clothes, sketches, international press reviews and for the first time underlines the eclectic genius of the Monza designer through his little known but incredible collaborations. At the base of the exhibition, a wide and long cataloging of the designer’s archive, made up of clothes, accessories, photographs, sketches collected over the years: all elements on display that collect and express a tribute to his multifaceted activity, which touches also various collaborations with the world of cinema: “I panni sporchi” by Monicelli in 1999, “Il tempo delle mimose” by Bracco in 2013 and “La migliore offerta” by Tornatore in 2015 are the titles of some films in which Riva dresses actresses with his extraordinary leaders.
He also wears movie stars: Isabella Rossellini, Penelope Cruz, Jerry Hall, Chiara Mastroianni just to name a few.
An active frequenter of Milanese culture in the seventies, eighties and nineties, Riva boasts numerous collaborations with great contemporary artists protagonists of the Second Italian post-war period: the most prestigious, which will be on display, is the one with Mimmo Rotella, the undisputed creator of Italian pop art ; some of his clothes are the direct reworking of famous paintings by the author of the most famous décollage in the world.
Riva’s artistic production from the Sixties to the present is a temporal overview of changing genres and epochs, and the exhibition will focus on this: completing the historical change in taste and style, the change in aesthetic taste of fashion and the consequent stylistic evolution.
Opening: from Tuesdays to Sundays 10.00 AM – 06.00 PM
Phone: +39 031 303180
October 29 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - March 31 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm