See more pictures from Ferrari’s collection: Italian yellow is still number one, but new art is hitting museums
Scheduled to open on January 31, 2020, the Ferragamo Museum will be the only museum in Italy dedicated to the Piedmontese fashion house and its founder, the late Cristóbal Balenciaga. The museum will showcase a total of more than 100,000 pieces — including a small selection of Balenciaga’s rare early prototypes for their signature sweater, the looser shoes and shoes meant for women, and formal and casual evening wear.
The museum will be a mix of modern and traditional architecture, and promises to be just as visually striking as the main building, a semi-observational structure meant to replicate an interesting cross-section of Italy. The museum is funded by Ippolito Ferragamo, founder of the Italian fashion label, and art collector and philanthropist Gianluca Brozzetti. According to the museum’s description, the building was designed by the Italian architect Ernesto Petraglia, and designed to maintain the natural light character of the area.
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