Thanks to the successful collaboration between Francesco Briggi, owner and tailor of Atelier Pietro Longhi, Elisabetta Czarnocki Lucheschi, who opened his mansion and Dr. Raffaele Dessì, who has cared for the entire exhibition in the content and layout, is born the exhibition “Fashion’s stories” an exhibition that tells the story of Venice through some of the most important features of her material culture: clothing, porcelain, silverware and furniture that over the centuries have characterized the Venetian production in applied arts and related materials.
In 22 costumes, faithfully reproduced by Francesco Briggi from original documents or drawn from paintings by the most important Venetian painters, shows how the first trade and fashionable art were then the key engine for development and affirmation of Venetian myth from the Renaissance to this day.
In the furnished rooms of one of the oldest Venetian noble buildings, overlooking the Grand Canal and the largest Italian private garden belonging to a private family present in the city, it will tell a story that shows all aspects of Venetian life over time, including the more private and domestic ones.
The palace, located in Dorsoduro’s at 3197, will open its doors to the public on June 13, 2017 and for a year it will be available for visit of small groups with a specialized guide only by appointment by e-mail at:
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For single visitors, the show will be open every Friday from 10:00 to 15:30 with a fee of € 25.00 per person including a visit to the mansion and the exhibition “Fashion Stories”. As the palace still inhabited by the family you may encounter special arrangements that are part of the daily life of the mansion!