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Holy and profane by Ira von Fürstenberg, the catalogue curated by Caterina Napoleone

“Holy and profane” by Ira von Fürstenberg, the catalogue curated by Caterina Napoleone

Holy and profane” is the theme of collection of items made of rock crystal, gems and marble, created by the iconic socialite Ira von Fürstenberg – famous jet-setter who has been muse of Cecil Beaton and Irvin Penn and collaborated with renowned haute couture fashion houses – and recently presented in the suggestive rooms of the Milan Palazzo Valsecchi. “All of the holy contains the profane and vice versa”, thus Ira asserts, talking about the idea being behind the works she made. A smashing combinations of patterns coming from the religious traditions. The past experience overlaps with present. Totemic patterns as skulls, snakes, crosses and hearts join, giving rise to catchy creations: chandeliers, vases, bowls, cups. Little big sculptures, artworks telling about story, culture, embodying baroque suggestions, the sense and taste of splendor.

IL SACRO & PROFANO DI IRA VON FÜRSTENBERG A PALAZZO VALSECCHI DI MILANO

Ira von Fürstenberg, photo by Rita Paesani

Ira von Fürstenberg, photo by Rita Paesani

Sacro e profano” è il tema della collezione di oggetti realizzati in cristallo di rocca, pietre preziose e marmi, creati dalla iconica socialite Ira von Fürstenberg – famosa jet-setter che è stata la musa di Cecil Beaton, Irvin Penn e ha collaborato con rinomate case di alta moda – e recentemente presentato nelle suggestive stanze del Palazzo Valsecchi di Milano. “Tutto il sacro contiene il profane e viceversa”, così afferma Ira, parlando dell’ idea che sta dietro alle opere da lei realizzate. Una formidabile combinazione di motivi provenienti dalle tradizioni religiose. L’ esperienza del passato si sovrappone al presente. Totemici, motivi quali teschi, serpenti, croci e cuori si uniscono, dando vita ad accattivanti creazioni: candelabri, vasi, coppe, tazze. Piccole, grandi sculture, opere d’ arte che parlano di storia, cultura, racchiudono barocche suggestioni e il senso, il gusto dello sfarzo.

Palazzo Valsecchi

Palazzo Valsecchi

Palazzo Valsecchi

Palazzo Valsecchi

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg

A details of furniture being at Palazzo Valsecchi

A details of furniture being at Palazzo Valsecchi

A detail of furniture being at Palazzo Valsecchi

A detail of furniture being at Palazzo Valsecchi

Cesare Cunaccia and Emanuella Pisetti

Cesare Cunaccia and Emanuella Pisetti

Everything is illuminated: the splendor of Marisela Federici' smile

Everything is illuminated: the splendor of Marisela Federici’ s smile

Portrait of Diana Vreeland by Cecil Beaton

It has opened the exhibition “Diana Vreeland after Diana Vreeland” in Venice at the Fortuny Museum, curated by Maria Luisa Frisa and Judith Clark, telling with fashion – exclusive creations of couturiers as Cristobal Balenciaga, Elsa Schiaparelli and Mariano Fortuny, Jean Cocteau -, magazines, books, catalogues and artworks about the legendary Diana Vreeland who changed the way of thinking, seeing  and talking about fashion. A smashing event celebrated with a cocktail, organized by Francesca Bortolotto Possati, President of Bauer’s, at Palazzo Moncenigo where I was pleased of seeing friends as Gabriele Monti featuring as panelist as well as Mario Lupano and many other celebrated experts in the international meeting “The discipline of fashion between museum and fashion curating” which will be held on 10th March 2012 in Venice at Ca’ Badoer from 9 am to 7 pm. A not to be missed happening to think about the museum and the museology and culture of fashion.

LA INAUGURAZIONE DELLA MOSTRA “DIANA VREELAND AFTER DIANA VREELAND” AL MUSEO FORTUNY DI VENEZIA

Portrait of Diana Vreeland by Christian Berard

È stata recentemente inaugurata la mostra “Diana Vreeland after Diana Vreeland” a Venezia presso il Museo Fortuny, curate da Maria Luisa Frisa e Judith Clark che racconta con la moda – creazioni esclusive di couturier quali Cristobal Balenciaga, Elsa Schiaparelli e Mariano Fortuny, Jean Cocteau -, riviste, libri e opere d’ arte sulla leggendaria Diana Vreeland che ha cambiato il modo di pensare, vedere e parlare di moda. Un formidabile evento celebrato con un cocktail, organizzato da Francesca Bortolotto Possati, Presidente del Bauer’s, a Palazzo Moncenigo in cui sono stata lieta di vedere amici come Gabriele Monti, protagonista nelle vesti di relatore come anche Mario Lupano e molti altri celebri esperti del contegno internazionale“La ‘discuiplina della moda tra museo e fashion curating” che si tiene oggi a Venezia presso Ca’ Badoer dalle 9:00 alle ore 19:00. Un evento imperdibile per riflettere sulla museologia e cultura della moda.

Chanel

Mariano Fortuny

Elsa Schiaparelli

Jean Cocteau

Elsa Schiaparelli

Balenciaga

Leon Baskt costume for a bayadere for Diaghilev’s Le Dieu Bleau 1912 and dress by Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1981-1982 made for Diana Vreeland

Books, catalogues and editorials by Diana Vreeland

Maria Luisa Frisa

Hair wig by Jharold Koda, hair-styling by angelo Seminara

Beppe Modenese

                                                                       Cecilia Lavarini Matteucci at Palazzo Moncenigo

Cesare Cunaccia

Tapestry at Palazzo Moncenigo

me at Palazzo Moncenigo

Gabriele Monti and me

www.museiciviciveneziani.it

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