No more than a year ago, due to the pandemic that devastated the life of the entire planet, we had to change the way we live, communicate and create culture. In July 2020 we were involved in the first major post-pandemic production that was made in Italy, concerned a cultural program that brought museums and collection that were closed to the public into the homes of Italians. Thanks to Cesare Bocci, the RTI production, the director Roberto Burchielli and the authors of Real Life Television has therefore taken shape the episode on Venice of the “Viaggio nella grande bellezza” (Voyage into Great Beauty), broadcast on channel 5, with a maximum share that exceeded 10%. right in the part dedicated to the important city museum.
Dr. Dessì developed, in agreement with the production and the authors, a different way of presenting the fashion of the second half of the 1700s and one of the most important museums in the city, leaving the academic role wearing clothes and accessories that would bring the viewer directly to the baroque period. Paintings, furnishings, original architecture together philological reproductions of clothes and accessories therefore presented an era that from Ca’ Rezzonico, the XVIIIth century museum in Venice, then moved to the café that most of all represents serenissima: the Florian, which in 2020 celebrated its 300th anniversary.
For the presentation, special costumes were used, designed and realized by Francesco Briggi thanks the choice of each material and detail: the satin and silk lampas of Rubelli were flanked by the silk and cotton damasks of Como, the ancient hand-made laces to the glass micro-bead embroidery of the ‘impiraressa Marisa Convento. Dresses born from a choral work to show how costume is the art that involves all manufacturing traditions and the taste of a people, and at a single glance it is able to recreate and explain a culture that would otherwise be impossible to show.
An extract of the episode can be seen by following this link: