Dior Caro Micro Bag In Pink LurexDior Caro Micro Bag In Pink LurexGrey and White Sneakers - '10sChristian Dior Wool OutwearBlack and White Sneakers - '10s

THE LUXURY MAISON

Christian Dior

The story of the luxury maison par excellence began after World War II, in a hungry-for-revenge Paris. People had a strong desire for freedom and beauty. They wanted "new", and to leave behind all the ugliness of a very dark period.

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Chanel Vintage Knitted Top - 00sChanel Necklace With Medallion - '90sPearl Brooch - '80sChanel Quilted Leather Camera Bag - '10sChanel Lax Accordion Bag - '00s

THE DESIGNER WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Coco Chanel

Year after year, decade after decade, maison Chanel writes the history of fashion. Always the same and yet always different, the brand's iconic pieces have made women all over the world dream, and continue to do so. Symbols of a femininity that is resolute, independent, unconventional and refined at the same time.

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Krizia Blue And Black Long DressKrizia Lace Miniskirt - 80sKrizia Silk Ballon Pants - 70sKrizia flannel Sweater with applicationsKrizia Bordeaux Cardigan with Applications

READY-TO-WEAR’S VINTAGE GODMOTHER

Crazy Krizia

Born Maria Mandelli, and also known as Crazy Krizia because of her eccentric style and her uncoventional use of fabrics, today Krizia is mostly remebered for her knitwear, her perfumes and for having created an early version of the hotpants in 1971, when lengths in fashion ranged exclusively between midi and maxi.

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Dolce & Gabbana Knitted VestDolce & Gabbana Black Midi SkirtDolce & Gabbana Wool SweaterDolce&Gabbana Wrinkled Leather HandbagDolce & Gabbana Gold Sandal With Rhinestone

LOVING ITALY

Dolce&Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana - Dolce & Gabbana, and also D&G for a while - represent everything that one loves and hates about Italy. Luxury, unconditional love for “fatto a mano” (handmade), craftsmanship, couture and tailoring. And also tradition (that sometimes becomes traditionalism), opulence (sometimes evolves into ostentation) and patriotism (that is sometimes mere campanilism).

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Gianfranco Ferré Chiffon Skirt With Shawl - 80sGianfranco Ferré Sequined Capri Pants - 80sGianfranco Ferré Cut-out Shirt - 80sGianfranco Ferré Leather Midi Dress - 80sGianfranco Ferré Wool Stirrup Pants - 80s

MADE IN ITALY FASHION ARCHITECT

Gianfranco Ferrè

Graduated in architecture at Milan’s Politecnico, and often referred to as Fashion’s Architect, Gianfranco Ferré contributed to the global myth of Made in Italy fashion as well as to the creation of Italian ready-to-wear, and therefore to a less elitist, more democratic concept of fashion.

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Gucci Top - 00sGucci Knitted Top - 00sGucci Vintage Suit - '70sVintage Gucci Leather Handbag - '70sGucci handbag with bamboo handle - '90s

THE MULTIFACETED FASHION BRAND

Gucci

Despite having undergone many evolutions and radical transformations over the years, Gucci is mainly associated with the years of the Dolce Vita. At that time, the brand became an emblem of Made in Italy, with products such as the Bamboo bag, the iconic loafer and the Flora scraf flaunted by the likes of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Birkin and Jackie Onassis, muse of the famous Jackie O bag.

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Hermès Vintage BeretHermès Leather PumpsHermès Togo Steve Light Messenger Bag - '20sHermès Toile Fourre Tout GM Bag - '10sHermès Kelly Lakis - '00s

COLLECTIBLE VINTAGE

Hermès

One of the peculiarities of the brand Hermès, founded in the nineteenth century by Thierry Hermès and now owned by the fifth generation of the Hermès family, lies in having managed to shift with extreme nonchalance from the world of horsemanship to the world of luxury.

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"Maroquinerie Bag" - '00sJean Paul Gaultier Giacca doppiopetto con maniche a contrasto2010 Jean Paul Gaultier oversize black trench1990s Jean Paul Gaultier dark green miniskirt with colourful liningJean Paul Gaultier double-breasted Blazer

ENFANT TERRIBLE

Jean Paul Gaultier

When talking about Jean Paul Gaultier, known also, and not by chance, as fashion’s Enfant Terrible, talking about upheavel is more appropriate than talking about fashion. From men skirts, to striped Breton t-shirts, to various re-interpretations of the corset including the one with the cone-shaped breasts drawn for Madonna, the most ironic and transversal designer is credited with having literally flipped the concept of style over.

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Pirovano Blue Velvet Shoulder BagPirovano black  cocktail dress, 60sPirovano Leather Shoulder Strap

VINTAGE MILANESE

Pirovano

Pirovano represents "bourgeois fashion", with its values of decorum, good taste, decency. With its beautiful handcrafted bags and incredible embroidered clothes in warm tones and with a vaguely Renaissance feel, the brand contributed to the creation of the style of the Milanese woman, which found its first definitions in the Sixties.

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Prada Suede Low-heel Shoes - 00sPrada Pointed Pump Heels - '10sPrada Silk Top With BowPrada Boston Handbag - '10sPrada Patent Leather Trunk

PRADA IS MIUCCIA PRADA

The story of Prada, as in both “story of Miuccia Prada” and “story of Prada the brand” is pretty much the story of Italian fashion.

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Roberta di Camerino Midi DressRoberta di Camerino Midi DressRoberta di Camerino Midi Dress - 70sRoberta Di Camerino Woven HandbagRoberta Di Camerino Bag Bagonghi model in leather

VINTAGE HIGH FASHION

Roberta di Camerino

Roberta di Camerino is actually called Giuliana Coen, she was born in Venice in 1920. The name "Roberta di Camerino" comes from the combination of "Roberta", the name of Giuliana's daughter, and "Camerino", her husband's surname.

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Valentino Bounce Low Top Sneakers - '20sValentino Rockstud 2-Way Denim Bag - '00sValentino Duo-tone Clutch - '10sValentino Rigid Gold-plated Belt - '10sValentino Leather and Snakeskin Panther Crossbody Bag - '10s

RED CARPET VINTAGE

Valentino

Valentino’s style has little in common with short-term seasonal trends, focusing rather on the search for absolute beauty - between artwork and fashion, poetry and ornament. Valentino’s are dresses for red carpets, for Oscar nights, Film Festivasl, and fashion museums, but they also pay homage to that particular side of everyday life in Italy which is made of traditions, crafts.

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Gianni Versace Medusa Bondage Belt - '90sGianni Versace Medusa HandbagGianni Versace Black Wool Pencil Skirt - 80sGianni Versace Vintage Medusa Hat - '90sVersace Blue and Violet Silk Flower Pattern Scarf - '10s

FASHION REVOLUTION

Versace

Giovanni Maria Versace, known as Gianni, originally from Calabria and founder of the fashion house Versace, is considered one of the most revolutionary designers of all time, capable of literally turning the world of couture upside down.

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Yves Saint Laurent Green Velvet Blouse - '80sYves Saint Laurent Tourquoise Blazer - '80sYves Saint Laurent Jacket With Feathers And Beads - 80sYves Saint Laurent Matelassè Suit - 80sYves Saint Laurent Cream Coat With Gold Buttons - '80s

FASHION’S GOLDEN BOY

Yves Saint Laurent

In the age of creative directors, when knowing how to communicate fashion has become almost more important than knowing how to create it, Yves Saint Laurent could definetly pride himself of the title of designer - one of the last real French couturiers, capable of applying heritage and tradition to the great social revolutions of his times.

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