Fashion is a key element of contemporary Italian culture and is also one of the country’s major export products. And Italy’s top fashion designers have often been called on to create costumes for theater, dance and opera performances. For the first time ever, these creations by the best-known Italian names in fashion for the theatre, the opera and ballet will be on display in Rome. Il Teatro alla Moda. Costume di scena. Grandi Stilisti celebrates the increasingly frequent and reciprocal melding of fashion and art. This innovative event, featuring one hundred original costumes, together with sketches, fashion plates and rare performance videos, will be displayed in Rome’s Museo della Fondazione Roma until December 5.
Il Teatro alla Moda exhibition is an opportunity to admire the garments and costumes created by several of the most important Italian designers for famous theatre, opera and choral music such as Luciano Pavarotti, Katia Ricciarelli, Carla Fracci, Joaquin Cortes, Kiri te Kanava and Raina Kabaivanska
Big name designers showcasing their creations include: Gianni Versace, Roberto Capucci, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Missoni, Giorgio Armani, Antonio Marras, Romeo Gigli, Alberta Ferretti, Valentino and Enrico Coveri.
Museo della Fondazione Roma is located at 320, via del Corso. From 10 am to 8 pm. Always Open.