On friday the 27th April we reached Museo del Tessuto (http://www.museodeltessuto.it/?lang=en) in order to visit the exhibition dedicated to the costumes from the film Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola.
Milena Canonero, a world-renowned costume designer, created these extraordinary garments and won an Oscar for this production in 2007.  Over twenty magnificent men’s and women’s garments worn by the main characters of the film are displayed on a large platform that generated a strong scenographic impact. A visual metaphor following the life of the Queen whose clothing was her calling card at the European courts, beginning with her arrival at the French court up until her tragic descent.

We combined the itinerary  with the exhibition in progress in the Historical Textile Room – “Whimsy and Reason. Elegance in Eighteenth-Century Europe,” dedicated to the evolution of style and fashion in the eighteenth century and organised in collaboration with the Uffizi Galleries and the Stibbert Museum in Florence. An interesting comparison of original clothing and textiles from the eighteenth century alongside cinematic reinterpretations in the exhibition.

We had a great lunch break thanks to Uscio e Bottega (https://www.facebook.com/uscioebottegaprato/) tasting the famous “schiacciata” stuffed with tipical ham and cheese an then cantucci for dessert.

In the afternoon we visited the textile museum discovering materials and forms of the textiles through a multi-sensory approach, concluding our interesting trip with a lesson about the influence of baroque and rococo over the contemporary fashion, speaking about Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and so on.

Take a look to our reportage.