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Simonetta: The First Lady of Italian Fashion
Written by Maria Luisa Frisa, Judith Cark and Vittoria C. Caratozzolo
About This Book
Simonetta, a living legend as beautiful as any of her models, is an aristocrat by birth and has spent her youth amidst the international celebrities for whom she designed her sophisticated clothes; among them: Lauren Bacall, Dorothy McGuire, and Silvana Mangano. From the forties to the seventies, from the Rome atelier in her family’s Palazzo to her Paris boutique on Rue François, the innovative lines of her daring creative fashion had a deep effect on the taste of the tight circle of aristocrats she was part of as well as on the lifestyles of consumers in the great international market.
About the Author
Maria Luisa Frisa is fashion curator of the Pitti Discovery Foundation in Florence and teaches at the IUAV University in Venice. Judith Clark is a fashion curator and teaches at the London College of Fashion. Vittoria Caterina Caratozzolo teaches History of Fashion at the IUAV University in Venice and at La Sapienza University in Rome.
Maria Luisa Frisa