“Bettina” – Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris
The exhibition, entitled Bettina, which opened on the 12th of November 2014, takes its name from the muse and advisor of Hubert de Givenchy, namely, Bettina Graziani. 89 photographs recount her fascination and legendary elegance, without neglecting moments of her personal life, even the difficult ones. It covers the period from the Second World War, spent in Normandy, her abandonment by her father, up to her arrival in Paris, alone.
The model, whose posture is reminiscent of a ballerina, can be viewed until the 11th of January 2015. She is the woman who, in 1955, found love and abandoned the work and the fame she had built up over the course of time. Immortalised by some of the world’s most important photographers: Erwin Blumenfeld, Henry Clarke, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Robert Doisneau, Horst P. Horst and Irving Penn.
A Retrospective – Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
The most complete exhibition ever dedicated to one of the most influential, popular and controversial artists of the post war era: Jeff Koons with A Retrospective, at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, in Paris, from the 26th of November 2014 to the 27th of April 2015. The exhibition will move to the Guggenheim, Bilbao, from the 5th of June 2015 to the 27th of September 2015. From advanced art to mass culture, Koons has transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity and the global market.
The American Way of Life and Consumerism, in colour. Extra Large
Bellissima – L’Italia dell’alta moda 1945/1968 – Maxxi Museum, Rome
Maria Luisa Frisa, Stefano Tonchi and Anna Mattirolo have curated the exhibition which, from the 2nd of December 2014 until the 3rd of May 2015, will recount twenty years of made in Italy, representative of the haute couture, in this case, dating from 1945 to 1968, which animated the country and made it the centre of attraction.
Craftsmanship and aesthetics
Multidisciplinarity unites clothes and art, on the one hand, through the names of: Sorelle Fontana, Schubert, Germana Marucelli, Mila Schön, Sarli, Simonetta, Capucci, Gattinoni, Valentino and Galitzine. On the other, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Paolo Scheggi e Massimo Campigli, as well as Carla Accardi and Giuseppe Capogrossi.