Echoing the title of two recent, fortunate publications on the style and the influence of Cosimo I de' Medici and Eleonora di Toledo, MediceaManiera - Moda a Firenze, XV - XVII secolo pays homage to the story of a family whose name is intrinsically bound to Florence, synonymous with art, beauty and creativity, a real driving force in politics, economics and culture. Among its excellences, high fashion and craftsmanship stand out, making Florence and the Medici family rule in the panorama of European courts since the 15th century.
On the occasion of Pitti 2022, Museo de' Medici presents an exhibition conceived and carried out by Matteo Chincarini to illustrate and describe significant aspects of excellence in fashion from the 15th to the 17th century, periods in which the Medici family wrote capital pages of history and culture.
Merging philological reconstruction and artistic interpretation, MediceaManiera sets a dialogue with the permanent collection of the Sforza Almeni palace, thus enriching the visit and offering new material consistency to the so-called "minor arts" of the Renaissance and the Baroque periods.
Garments and fabrics, jewels and accessories inspired by historical portraits and original artifacts bring back to life and make tangible again that wealth apparatus which built and expressed the status, prestige and power of Lords and Madonnas, Duchesses and Grand Dukes, Bankers and Patrons.
Una selezione di tessuti storici realizzati su modelli ricavati da reperti originali e tratti dall’archivio storico Lisio illustrano insieme agli abiti di Lo Piparo l’evoluzione della moda fiorentina tra Rinascimento e Barocco:
A selection of historical fabrics, woven after models from extant sources and taken from the Lisio historical archive, doubles the costumes in illustrating the evolution of Florentine textiles and fashion among the centuries:
between fabrics exhibition:
- "Mercurio" Velvet
- "Chigi" Velvet
- "Pigna" Velvet
- "Gigliato" Velvet
- "Parisina" Velvet
- "Roselline" Velvet
- "Samurai" Velvet
a twofold display that converges in a creation specially made for the exhibition with the precious "Palio II" red Velvet, the pattern of this velvet, created in two variants, faithfully reproduces that of a typical 16th-century velvet manufactured in Florence for an entire century, beginning in the mid-1500s.
Fabio Lo Piparo presents : "Medice Maniera - Moda a Firenze, XV-XVII secolo"
conceived by: Matteo Chincarini
WHEN: from January, 10 to February 18, 2022 Extended to April 18, 2022
WHERE: Museo de' Medici, via dei Servi 12, Firenze
Partners: Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio; Tharros Bijoux
Main sponsor: Sina Villa Medici