Art Adorned, a private selling exhibition at Christie’s, explores the art-historical influences behind Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria collections — on display at Christie’s in London.
Hand-painted corset dresses meet Botticini oil paintings, chandelier earrings meet, antique chandeliers.
Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda lurex hand-painted corset dress; hand-painted triple organza corset gown with train on an illusion tulle underskirt; one of a set of two Louis XV Gobelins Tapestries, circa 1757, by Michel Audran after a design by Charles-Antoin Coypel Alentour, after a design by Vallade. Price on request.
The Baroque room in the Art Adorned exhibition at Christie’s in London.
Hand-painted corset dresses meet Botticini oil paintings, chandelier earrings meet, well, antique chandeliers, in a new exhibition at Christie’s London.
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Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda organza corset dress, entirely cross-stitched with the painting of Madonna del Belvedere by Raphael and flowers.
Christie’s hopes that the exhibition will make Old Masters feel more accessible to a younger audience. The exhibition is open to everybody.” Several of the works are loans, though most are for private sales. Such is the synergy between the art and the fashion that the exhibition came about quite naturally, according to Sandra Romito, senior consultant for Christie’s Old Masters department.
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