Now here you do have a story which is as mysterious, miraculos and bewitching as can be. At least for lovers of Couture, fabric, beauty and antiques....
A young photographer of a bit over 20 years old cleans up in the old family villa - and finds a trousseau of
14 high fashion robes of his grandmother. This is particulary wonderful - and even more as this young man is the son of Lucchino Visconti and grandson of Carla Erba.
She was a well educated aristrocratic woman of her time , famous for her beauty and her sophistication - and Guido Taroni, her grand son now hung all those robes to various backgrounds of rotten walls, withered painted doors etc.
Filmed them, whilst a breeze brought movement and life back to these long forgotten textile works of art and put this artful little film into Youtube.
Today I found some pictures in the German ELLE which I show you here - try to imagine the detail of embroidery, perles, beads, paillettes..... and take yourself the time to really watch that ca. 10 minutes long film. Twice.
These 14 robes are displayed in an exhibition, which unfortunately for all other countries, does not leave Italy ( yet).