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VINTAGE. L'IRRESISTIBILE FASCINO DEL VISSUTO
A.N.G.E.L.O. TEMPORARY STORE (inside the Museum)
An original trip into the history and evolution of the most contemporary trend in fashion and, in the same time, a homage to the evocative power of the fashion style of yesterday.
The exhibition “Vintage. L'irresistibile fascino del vissuto” organized by the Museum of Fabric of Prato Foundation (Chamber of Commerce of Prato, Commune of Prato, Provincial Administration of Prato) in cooperation with the Bank of Prato, SAPERI srl and Popular Bank of Vicenza together with the Vice Presidency of ACTE Italia (Association of European Textile ) and dedicated to Fashion Vintage, will open on the 7th December 2012 at 6.30 pm.
The initiative was developed in collaboration with A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Archive, one of the most significant and researched italian vintage archive and due to openness of prestigious Fashion Houses such as Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Pucci and Max Mara e of Osti's Archive.
The exhibition intends to tell, for the first time, how the practice of used clothing, deep-rooted in the history of Clothing and Fabrics, was able to inflate the concepts of lived and second hand clothing with an irresistible charm creating a real costume phenomenon and to retrace the origins, developments and reasons that let vintage to become a nearly essential element in the contemporary design of Fashion and Fabric.
Through a thematic pattern supported by accurate chronological references, articulated in four different sections with more than 100 garments and fabrics displayed, the exhibition takes up part of the suggestive location of the Historical Rooom and the wide rooms of the Museum's first floor, with 800 mq of exhibition space in total.
In occasion of the opening the catalogue “Vintage. L'irresistibile fascino del vissuto” realized by the Museo del Tessuto in collaboration with Silvana Editoriale Publishing, will be available.