Some copies from past – Spring Summer 2020

Spring Summer 2020. Guardando le sfilate mi sono accorto di dettagli che spaziano dal trucco alle calzature. Dettagli che sono spesso brutte copie di cose passati. Spesso in molti dimenticano le mode trascorse, così giornalisti e pubblico pensano si tratti di elementi frutto di creatività e innovazione. Vediamone alcuni.

Spring Summer 2020. Looking at the fashion shows I noticed details ranging from make-up to footwear. Details that are often bad copies of past things. Often many people forget the fashions passed, so journalists and the public think that these elements are that are the result of creativity and innovation. Sometimes, often, it is better the original. Let’s see three of them.

Style should celebrate individuality through the Twiggy’s make-up of the 60s, with the intention of emphasis the look, asserts Gucci Beauty. We are at Milan Fashion Week
and the models come on stage with bleach eyebrows covered with thick and dark artificial eyelashes. I personally believe that sometimes it would be better just copying from the past, avoiding slipping in a result lacking in sense, research. What do you think? In my comparison, on the left Gucci (ph Vogue Italia), in the right Twiggy in the 60s.

In my comparison Sharon Tate 1968 vs Mugler at his Paris Fashion Week SS 2020.
The unkempt eyebrows and fixed towards the other are not new. Ps: not even the eyeliner line is new, Chanel had already done it.

Pierre Cardin sequin gown, 1965 and Pierre Balmain on runway in Milan, 27/09/2019 for his ss 2020, ph Vogue Italia. Different dresses, same mood.

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1976-77 and Celine prêt-à-porter ss 2020

Boots with a particular design, which have the heel taken from the red “Delman” shoes, preserved at the Met Museum and dated 1937 – 1939. The upper part is instead a mix between the cuissardes of Roger Vivier, 1967, and the creations of André Courreges, in the photo year 1970.

A little curiosity, which has nothing to do with the above. In June I made two sketches for a project, revisiting some constriction shirts for the characters, based on their oppressed identities. What a surprise yesterday, to see that Gucci developed the same concept. On the left, my figures on the right, the images of Vogue Italia from Spring Summer 2020

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Giant Bucket Hats: in fashion from Belle Époque to 2020

Giant Bucket Hats: in fashion from Belle Époque to 2020

Cappelli enormi, stravaganti, che agli albori dello scorso secolo facevano apparire le donne simili a colorati funghi e fiori eleganti. Questa tipologia di copricapo, dalla forma a grande casco rovesciato, ha ripreso linfa nel corso del ‘900 per tornare in auge durante questi ultimi anni. Pressoché disattesa la proposta di Louis Vuitton nella sua fall winter del 2012, il “Bucket Hat” è stato rielaborato da Marc Jacobs e Coach 1941 nella fw del 2017, per riapparire pressoché identico nella collezione Nina Ricci e Dior dell’autunno inverno 2019 – 2020. Ecco una mia accurata selezione per voi.

Giant, extravagant hats, which at the dawn of the last century made women look like colorful mushrooms and elegant flowers. This type of headgear, with a large inverted bucket shape, has taken on new life during the 1900s to come back into vogue during these last few years. Louis Vuitton’s proposal in his 2012 fall winter was almost completely dismissed, the “Bucket Hat” was reworked by Marc Jacobs and Coach 1941 in the fw of 2017, to reappear almost identical in the Nina Ricci and Dior collection of autumn winter 2019 – 2020 Here is an accurate selection I made for you.

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Giant Hat trimmed in fur and Aigrettes. 1911, the beautiful model reminds me Coco Chanel.
Giant Bucket hat, year 1911
Still from Belle Epoque, a young model wearing a Giant Hat.
Louis Vuitton fall winter 2012
Louis Vuitton fall winter 2012
Louis Vuitton fall winter 2012
 Winnie Harlow for Coach 1941 fall winter 2017
Marc Jacobs fall winter 2017
Nina Ricci fall winter 2019 2020
Bucket Hat from Dior fall winter 2019 2020

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Barbara La Marr: Heroin & Death in Old Hollywood

Barbara La Marr, young actress addicted to morphine and heroin

«Il via alla moda dell’autodistruzione 
era stato dato qualche anno prima
da Barbara La Marr, 
attrice soprannominata “la troppo bella”, 
consegnata alla storia per esser stata 
la prima morta di overdose da eroina: era il 1926.

Barbara conobbe tutti i tipi di droga, 
conservava la cocaina in un prezioso cofanetto in oro.

Volto struggente, fascino maledetto e distruttivo 
e occhi allucinati furono il dettaglio 
che caratterizzò quella perduta bellezza.»

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«The fashionable way of self-destruction had been given a few years earlier, however, by Barbara La Marr, an actress nicknamed “the girl who was too beautiful”, consigned to history for having been the first death of a heroin overdose: it was 1926.

Barbara knew everyone the types of drugs, he kept cocaine in a precious gold casket.

A poignant face, damned and destructive charm and hallucinated eyes were the details that characterized that lost beauty.»

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Piero Tosi. Death in Venice.

È scomparso uno tra i più celebri costumisti italiani famoso in tutto il mondo. Il talentuoso Piero Tosi, che ha brillato nel sodalizio con il regista Luchino Visconti, lavorando anche nella prosa (La locandiera), nella lirica (La sonnambula, Macbeth) e nel cinema (Senso, Rocco e i suoi fratelli, Le notti bianche, Il gattopardo, Morte a Venezia film del 1971, di cui allego alcune drammatiche e struggenti immagini.

One of the most famous Italian costume designers famous all over the world has passed away. The talented Piero Tosi, who shone in the partnership with the filmaker Luchino Visconti, also working in the prose (La locandiera), in the lyric (La sonnambula, Macbeth) and in the cinema (Senso, Rocco e i suoi fratelli, Le notti bianche, Il gattopardo , Death in Venice film of 1971, of which I am attaching some dramatic and poignant images.

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Ready to Wear from Thierry Mugler ss 1992.

If the concept of “Ready to Wear” approaches “Ready Made”, to the surreal, to the world of art in its many facets. Thierry Mugler spring summer 1992. Supermodels Niki Taylor, Yasmeen Ghauri and Naomi Campbell. The three amazing and different types of beauties of the supermodels create a unique aesthetic picture of its kind. Unrepeatable today. Iconic moments for a style that ironizes on the past, on the present and on the future…on fashion, on the wearability of a dress, on its opulent aesthetics.

Niki Taylor
Yasmeen Ghauri
Yasmeen Ghauri

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Divas of Fascist Cinema

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Il volto scolpito nel marmo, uno sguardo insieme sensuale e spietato che allude all’erotismo più feroce di quei giorni bui. Le labbra violacee evidenziano un sorriso amaro, sprezzante, fiero del proprio sublime incanto. Sono le dive del cinema fascista, in un’Italia umiliata dalla guerra regnano sulle superfici dell’illusione per regalare un sogno a chi di illusione perisce.

The face sculpted in marble, a sensual and ruthless glance that alludes to the most ferocious eroticism of those dark days. The violet lips show a bitter, contemptuous smile, proud of its own sublime charm. They are the divas of Fascist cinema, in an Italy humiliated by war thay all reigns on the surfaces of illusion to give a dream to those who are diyng by illusion.

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Alida Valli – From a Fresh Look to a Dark Lady – Venturini

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Alida Valli. Ghergo

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Luisa Ferida

Leda Gloria

Seductive Leda Gloria – Ghergo

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Leda Gloria – Venturini

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Elisa Cegani – Ph unknown

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Elisa Cegani from in “LA CORONA DI FERRO” di Alessandro Blasetti, 1941. Winner of Coppa Mussolini award

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Clara Calami: the first italian “Dark Lady” actress

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Clara Calamai. I think she worn Ferragamo platform shoes. Could be now

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Elsa De Giorgi – Peek-a-Boo hairstyle. Ph Venturini

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A perfect face. Elsa De Giorgi

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Amazing Beauty: Doris Duranti, the most loved by dictators

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Doris Duranti, the fascist actress, by Elio Luxardo

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Isa Mirande: the platinum italian Dietrich

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Isa Miranda, who arrived in Hollywood, was greeted with clamor by the public and by Paramount

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Italian Fashion Icons from Renaissance

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Prima delle francesi le donne italiane furono considerate maestre di eleganza. L’elegante tra le eleganti, vera e propria icona rinascimentale, fu la Marchesa di Mantova Isabella d’Este Gonzaga che ideava i propri abiti e le proprie pettinature, e amava utilizzare i profumi. al punto che essa stessa si definiva “la prima perfumera del mondo”. L’Archivio di Stato di Mantova custodisce un’ampia serie di corrispondenze dei Gonzaga, e numerosi sono i riferimenti al mondo della moda, del lusso, delle tendenze vestimentarie. Insieme a Isabella, definita dai suoi contemporanei come “la prima donna del mondo”, maestre di stile di quel tempo furono sua sorella minore Beatrice, sua cognata Lucrezia Borgia, la modella Simonetta Vespucci,  chiamata la “Sans Par” per la sua eccezionale bellezza, la duchessa di Mantova Margherita Paleologa e  Laura Bentivoglio da Bologna. Erano le  italiane a lanciare mode che venivano seguite poi dalle corti del resto d’Europa, avanguardiste e attente a cambiare sempre indumento per evitare di essere imitate dalle donne di ceto inferiore. Isabella, vera pioniera, fu una tra le prime donne del proprio tempo a indossare i calzoni al di sotto delle gonne, spendeva ingenti somme di denaro per il proprio guardaroba, per i prodotti cosmetici, per le acconciature impreziosite da perle, nastri, capelli posticci. Così si scopre che già nel 1515 Francesco I di Francia chiese proprio a Isabella d’Este di inviargli una “bambola” simile a quella qui sotto (successiva), vestita secondo il suo straordinario gusto, in modo da permettere alle dame francesi di imitare quella moda. Da un altro scritto invece, si apprende che fu proprio la regina di Francia Caterina de Medici a inviare uno scampolo di tessuto in seta alla duchessa Margherita chiedendole di far realizzare, con quel tessuto, delle camicie dagli esperti artigiani mantovani. L’Italia, culla del Rinascimento, è stata un esempio di stile, eleganza, cultura per tutto il resto del mondo.

Before the French, Italian women were considered masters of elegance. The elegant among the elegants, true Renaissance icon, was the Marquise of Mantua Isabella d’Este Gonzaga who conceived her own clothes and her hairstyles, and loved to use perfumes. to the point that she was called “the first perfumera of the world”. The State Archives of Mantua, in Italy, hold a wide range of correspondences from the Gonzagas, and there are numerous references to the world of fashion, luxury and clothing trends. Together with Isabella, defined by her contemporaries as “the first woman in the world”, style masters of that time were her younger sister Beatrice, her sister-in-law Lucrezia Borgia, the Duchess of Mantua Margherita Paleologa and Laura Bentivoglio from Bologna. The Italians were launching fashions that were then followed by the courts of the rest of Europe, avant-garde and careful to always change garments to avoid being imitated by lower-class women. Isabella, a true pioneer, was one of the first women of her time to wear trousers under the skirts, she spent huge sums of money for her wardrobe, for cosmetics, for hairstyles embellished with pearls, ribbons, hair extensions. So it turns out that in 1515 king Francesco I of France asked Isabella d’Este to send him a “doll” similar to the one below, dressed according to her extraordinary taste, in order to allow the French ladies to imitate that fashion. On the other hand, we learn that it was the Queen of France, Caterina de Medici, who sent a remnant of silk fabric to the Duchess Margherita asking her to make, with that fabric, some shirts by expert Mantuan artisans. Italy, cradle of the Renaissance, was an example of style, elegance and culture for the rest of the world.

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Leonardo Da Vinci cartone per il ritratto di Isabella d Este Museo del Louvre Parigi

Isabella D’Este – Leonardo da Vinci

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Portrait of Isabella d’Este

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Isabella D’Este – Tiziano – 1534-1536 c.

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Margherita Paleologo – Giulio Romano

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Artwork by Carlo Crivelli – 1476

Bianca Maria Sforza cousin and sisterinlaw of Isabella of Aragon Duchess of Milan

Bianca Maria Sforza – Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis – 1493

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Stunning Detail

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Renaissance Jewelry

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Necklaces

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Lucrezia Borgia – Bartolomeo Veneto

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Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), Idealized Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as Nymph), ca. 1475

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Lorenzo Costa – Portrait of A Woman with Pearl Necklace – c. 1490

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Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni by Domenico Ghirlandaio c. 1488

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Cappella Tornabuoni – Nascita di San Giovanni Battista – det. Domenico Ghirlandaio

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Antea – Parmigianino – 1535 c.

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Il Sarto – Giovan Battista Moroni – 1565-1570 c.

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