MODA & CINEMA
This section collects a series of famous photographs related to the most famous movie and fashion icons from the '30s until today, immortalized by well-know masters such as Douglas Kirkland and Bert Stern, Martin Munkacsi and Frances McLaughlin-Gill, William Klein, Gordon Parks, Terry O'Neill, Angus McBean, Henry Wolf, Gilles Bensimon, Pierluigi Praturlon, Pietro Pascuttini and Tazio Secchiaroli and many others...
Through a selection of famous visuals from the world of the fashion and movie, the show “Moda & Cinema” aims to suggest a journey in the changes of taste and habits whose main character were from one side everlasting icons, subject of the images, but from the other side also the same photographers, real masters in recognizing, and sometimes anticipating, these signals of transformation. Thinking to align all the works on view to a common line it’s impossible: each of them, however, because of its peculiarities, reveals us a polyhedric slice of ways to be, to dress, to strike a pose, to be icons of their time that changes together with the passing of years.
Among the most famous works can be included some unforgettable shots focused on Marilyn Monroe, until now the most beautiful photographic memories of the actress. Extraordinary were also the photos shoot by the twenty-four-years-old Kirkland, who immortalized the divine Marilyn Monroe laying one a bed and wrapped up only in white sheets. Bert Stern, on the contrary, had the honor of having portrayed the ultimate star Marilyn Monroe in August 1962, before her tragic death: the photographs has been then collected in the great portfolio "Marilyn Monroe: The complete Last Sitting", published posthumous. No less catchy are the portraits of Audrey Hepburn, icon of glamour and style.
Moreover a special acknowledgement must be given to the works of two greats photographers: the Hungarian Martin Munkacsi, whose works were real milestones in the world of fashion photography with deep influences on the authors of the next generations, and the American Frances McLaughlin-Gill, considered the ideal interpreter of junior fashion.