“The White Shirt According to Me. Gianfranco Ferrè.” in Prato through June 15, 2014

La camicia bianca secondo me. Gianfranco Ferre

The White Shirt According to Me. Gianfanco Ferré.

Italy, known for its contributions to the world of design, has created some truly creative fashion designers, one of them being Gianfanco Ferré (1944-2007). With a background in architecture and a formative experience in India, he began designing jewelry and accessories before launching into clothing. Departing from the classic white shirt, Ferré has turned this blank canvas into wearable sculpture which becomes the protagonist of the wearer’s experience.

Gianfranco Ferre

Gianfranco Ferré white shirt (Photo: Luca Stoppini)

Co-organized by the Prato Textile Museum Foundation and the Gianfranco Ferré Foundation, the exhibition pays homage to the work and talent of the fashion designer that represents a continuous dialogue between architecture and fashion.

Focusing attention on the designer’s exquisite sartorial poetics, this exhibition guides the visitor on a unique journey to discover the white shirt, the true paradigm of the Ferré’s style, in an itinerary that highlights his remarkably rich vision, with innovative design elements and enthralling creative interpretations.

27 shirts are displayed in a dramatic presentation along with original sketches, illustrations, x-ray like photographs, and videos from the catwalks.

Gianfranco Ferre

Gianfranco Ferré white shirt (Photo: Luca Stoppini)

La Camicia Bianca Secondo Me. Gianfanco Ferré.

February 1 – June 15, 2014

Museo del Tessuto
Via Puccetti 3 – Prato, ITALY
T +39 0574 611503

The museum can easily be reached by 10 minute walk from the Prato Central train station, a 15 minute train ride from Florence.

Opening hours
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 3 pm – 7 pm

Full ticket: Euro 8
Reduced ticket: Euro 6
Special reduction: Euro 5

Guided tours
Reservation is required for groups over 10 people.
Guided tours (ITA) every Sunday at 4.30 p.m.



About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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