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Colorful fabrics, enduring style and timeless design make discount men’s clothing from Belk a popular favorite. In 1950, aware that the American fashion press (and fashion buyers from America’s top stores) would be in Paris for winter shows, Giorgini hit upon the idea of bringing together some established Italian couture designers and some up-and-comers he’d encountered and holding a show of his own in his home in Florence.
With Milan and Tuscany as saturated italian clothing production centers, and Venice, Rome, Sicily, and Florence as inspirational landmarks in the evolution of the Italian aesthetic, the growth and influence of Italian fashion is ever present and Made in Italy” is one of the most recognizable stamps of quality and innovation in contemporary fashion.
In the later ’60s, though, and through much of the ’70s, Italian fashion lost (so sorry) the thread and seemed often to revert into parody and desperation (a New York Times review of Milan fashion shows in the late ’60s compared them to bad ethnic jokes).
From the first Italian-style dress, which was made in velvet and produced entirely in Italy, to the Neapolitan and Calabrian hats, seen as symbol of liberalism, through the patriotic styles inspired by the costumes of Verdi’s operas, Italian fashion began its path.
At Italian Style,” Pucci is represented by a lovely selection of work, including a 1951 sun suit with a bold design that would’ve been equally at home in pre-volcano Pompeii or pre-rainstorm Woodstock, a nightie covered with tiny poodles, and a large glass window decorated by the museum in echt Pucci style: big, loud, vibrant colors.