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Fashion show at the Excelsior Hotel in via Veneto in Rome to celebrate, with haute couture dresses, the splendour of the jet set life in the ‘50s – ‘60s made of scandal, myth and Fellini’s masterpiece “La Dolce Vita”.
The Italian designer with her collection remembered the 50th anniversary of Fellini’s masterpiece “La Dolce Vita” that has been restored by the non-profit-making organization “The Film Foundation” led by the Italo-American director Martin Scorsese, and will be shot
during the 5th edition of the International Film Festival in Rome (28th October – 5th November).
On the one hand, the big reception room in Imperial, Renaissance and Biedermeier style with hand painted walls made by great masters, magnificent carpets, velvet chairs and chandeliers of Bohemian glass, adding more magnificence to a classical hotel of the early ‘900, one of the biggest in the world that overlooks the street cradle of the brigthness of the Dolce Vita and that, thanks to the charming Fellini’s style, got to the general imagination and became immortal.On the other hand, the mixed pictures of the stars from the ‘50s – ‘60s and the soundtrack of the movie “La Dolce Vita” with the sexy Anita Ekberg’s call: “Marcello, come here”, like a siren in the magic atmosphere of the Trevi Fountain who invited a young Marcello Mastroianni to join her in the water, the atmosphere that drove the guests in a surreal world full of imagination.
On the catwalk, the designer Michele Miglionico exhibited the world of his haute couture made of details, precious manufacturing and of everlasting elegance. The years between ‘50s and ‘60s have been his main inspiration to choose the different fabrics: quilted silk joint like duchesses, double cashmere, double woollen crèpe, mikado and taffetas faille or geogette with precious simple laces or embroidered with floreal motifs. The point d’esprite and the soft silk are edged by ruches or important woollen laces or more very fine chantilly. The themes always show delicate
watercoloured or made in romantic mood roses, but he has also proposed modern black and white graphic elements. The collection is smart, refined and feminine, in honour of the women of that period. Skirts with a large pleat in the front moderately over the knees, tailleurs with a bowl collar, dresses with bolero jackets that can become simple shouldercovers and tight but well sustained shoulders. All combined to exclusive Gianna Meliani shoes, Ripani bags, hair look and make up by Ernesto Biagetti of the “B&B Beauty Center”.
Moreover, the designer reinterpreted some pictures of his last collection with some pictures captured by a young talent in the contemporary photography: Tania Alineri.The black and white and colour pictures tell the crossing imagery between photography and cinema that involves the fashion of the 21st century. It wants to be a reinterpretation of the Dolce Vita but also a journey back to the past when international stars had walks in the city centre in Rome and sat down at the bars in via Veneto followed by the “Paparazzi”. The beauty, the elegance of the dresses and the magic lights are the fil rouge that the designer and the photographer have followed to make Fellini’s dream come true.
With this event, Michele Miglionico has recalled one of the most important movie in the history of the cinema: “La Dolce Vita”, but also has opened the eyes to a new world with the obsession of the style, of the Fashion and the celebrity. It has been a period of transformation for the “Città Eterna”, international elegance and jet set life that helped the Italian style to be known abroad, to create a cultural picture of our country in the world and let the “Made in Italy” to be famous all over the world.
At the end of the fashion show the guests and the designer celebrated the success of the event.