Madonna shoes on display
A pair of shoes used by Madonna in the Alan Parker film Evita are part of the exhibition “50 Years of Italian Fashion“, curated by Fiorella Galgano that opened yesterday at the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur.
The exhibition was initiated by Galgano and Alessia Tota of the Rome-based Studio Galgano and supported by the Italian Foreign Ministry. It was brought to Malaysia jointly by the National Art Gallery, the Embassy of Italy in Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines, and is currently continuing its tour of the East following successful showings in major cities in Europe and Latin America.
Galgano wants to promote Italian fashion to the world because, to her, it has a whole lifestyle to offer: “Italian fashion is not only about clothes. It is a whole lifestyle through beauty, a way of life.”.
The exhibition features the works of 43 important names in Italian haute couture and pret-a-porter; among them are Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Moschino, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino and Versace.
“There will be many beautiful things on display”, the curator explained. “For example the Ferragamo shoes worn by Madonna in Evita.
Credits: TheStar Online from November 28th/National Art Gallery