Moda Italiana: Fashion of Milan and Florence
Versace, Valentino, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. These names conjure images of luxury, precision, beauty and, above all, Italian quality. Join L.A. Times Fashion Editor Marques Harper on an exciting expedition, exploring what it is that puts Italian fashion in a class of its own. Begin in Milan, one of the four most important fashion capitals in the world, and visit the Armani Museum, the Prada Foundation and the world renowned Instituto Marangoni, one of the premier fashion schools. Industry professionals and artists guide our explorations as we continue south to Florence, home to luxury brands such as Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Salvatore Ferragamo. Quickly becoming the fifth capital of fashion, Florence represents a convergence of fashion, art and tradition. Experience the tradition of Florentine fashion with a visit to artisans’ workshops in the Oltr’arno and the Palazzo Pitti’s Costume Gallery, which showcases the history of fashion in Italy. Throughout, meet with experts, designers and industry professionals for a unique, behind-the-scenes fashion expedition.