Pitti Discovery presents


Walter Albini and his Time

Saloncino da Ballo - Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti

“Twenty-seven years old, Pisces”, are the first things Walter Albini says about himself with a smile. This designer and stylist […] prefers prêt-à-porter because it moves towards life, because it’s for all women and helps them not have to sacrifice - let’s say a nice trip for a dress”.
That was how Vogue Italia introduced Walter Albini in October 1967 and the words allude to the creative power that would transform WA into the protagonist of the Italian prêt-à-porter revolution. The book is not a chronology of Walter Albini’s life. Rather, it is a portrait of a designer who, now more than ever, seems contemporary and current, a source of references for a new generation of fashion designers who look to him as a paragon of pure, crystalline talent. “All power to the imagination. Walter Albini and his times” will be presented in the Saloncino da Ballo, Galleria del Costume with an exhibit showcasing images and elements of WA’s grammar.A Fondazione Pitti Discovery book and project edited and curated by Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi. 

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