"Jeans! Le origini - il mito americano - il made in Italy"
An important exhibition dedicated to Jeans ; denim from 18th century to today
From June 22 2005 to November 30 2005
Museo del Tessuto- Via Santa Chiara, n.24- Prato
Opening time: from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm
Sundays from 4 pm to 7 pm- Closed on Tuesdays, Entrance fee 4 euro
The exhibition is divided into four sections:
- The origin of Jeans ; antique examples of denim workwear from the 18th century to the 19th century
- Jeans in America ; American jeans from 20's to 60's
- Jeans' return to Italy ; a selection of Jeans made in Italy
- Jeans' today in Tuscany ; focused on the innovative treatments and finishings on jeans introduced by Tuscan companies.
The second section "Jeans in America ; American Jeans from 20's to 60's" has been curated by A.N.G.E.L.O. Archives and Giovanni Masi's Archives, showing
40 pieces of historical jeans from three of the most important American Manufacturers : Levi Strauss & Co., H.D.Lee Inc. e Blue Bell/Wrangler, aiming to show the evolution of denim workwear and to emphasize the stylistic changes in a social and economic context of that time.
Museo del Tessuto di Prato is a part of ex-factory Campolmi, ex textile factory with 2 storeys built in the 19th century.