Saturday 13 December 2014 ore 11:00 -

The Histories of Fashion1910-1943: fashion and modernism

with Mario Lupano and Alessandra Vaccari
MAXXI Auditorium – admittance €4 – 6 tickets €20

Six seminars exploring the glorious history of Italian fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries and the stories of its protagonists through the accounts of critics and academics

Saturday 13 December, 11.00

The early 20th Century, between two world wars and a dictatorship, was one of the most intense and fascinating periods in the history of Italian fashion. In these years, an international network of artistic avant-garde movements emerged and the modernisation of the textile industry and the clothing production and distribution sectors was consolidated. During this seminar, the voices of the two speakers will alternate to introduce the audience to an interdisciplinary reading of the relationships between fashion and modernis,. Between art, architecture, design and film. The issues that will be tackled are the modernist temporal dimensions, the processes of the internationalization of Italian culture, the question of national fashion and the visions induced by the Fascist regime as fashion as spectacle and its performative aspects.

17 January The Fifties from Hollywood on the Tiber to the White Room with Sofia Gnoli
14 Februrary The Sixties. Street fashion with Elda Danese
14 March The SIxties (1968-1978): the bazar and the workshop with Luisa Valeriani
11 April The Eighties: foundations of the Made in Italy with Simona Segre Reinach
9 May In Between. Contemporary Italian fashion with Maria Luisa Frisa

A programme by MAXXI B.A.S.E., curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, in collaboration with Altaroma