September 25, 2011
SUNDAY FROM MY DESK
While Fashion Week goes on here, Bruce Weber will present tonight his
new short-film for Moncler, ‘don’t steal the jacket’.
A mix of musical, thriller and dreams with a special soundtrack
by the American band Radical Something, it is sure to fascinate.
At 10 corso Como we met one of the craftsmen
who came from Florence to show our visitors and customers today
how the legendary Salvatore Ferragamo crafts his unique handmade creations.
10 CorsoComo is hosting a gallery dedicated
to Ferragamo all this month of October.
And I have just come to my desk after Sunday lunch with my mother,
an iron lady 99 years old, a wonderful and spirited woman,
a living treasure.
I wish you could see all the great new talent spotted by Italian Vogue’s
Sara Maino for the annual New Talent show hosted
by Anna Wintour and Franca Sozzani at the Palazzo Morando
here in Milano until tomorrow, September 26th.
This is a new generation of talented designers not to be missed.
On Wednesday evening the Giorgio Marconi Foundation opened
four floors in its historic building on via Tadino 15
with Mr. Marconi¹s personal collection of monumental works that
he has collected for over 50 years.
“I have been collecting out-sized works always
with the idea of hosting a museum”.
This is a real gift to the city of Milano and is wonderful to see.
Giant works by artists from the 1960’s to the 1980’s
Giulio Paolini, Mimmo Rotella, Louise Nevelson, Lucio Fontana, Lucio Del Pezzo,
Joe Tilson, Enrico Castellani, Mario Schifano
and others grace this amazing space.
My first thought of this week is really my best wishes to my sister.
On Monday, September 19th in New York, Franca Sozzani was named
the Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations by Fashion 4 Development.
She has worked very hard and I know will bring great excitement
and enthusiasm to the ideas of supporting local design
and manufacture in developing countries.
Franca’s speech is passionate and worth reading at her blog for 9/20 at Vogue.it.