Ermenegildo Zegna invites guests from around the globe to celebrate ZegnaArt with Lucy + Jorge Orta

Room view
view from my room Hotel Boscolo

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Guests have arrived from China, New Zealand, Dubai and from what seems to be every corner of the planet, to celebrate a project curated by Maria Luisa Frisa for ZegnaArt – Lucy + Jorge Orta. Anna  Zegna, the firm's image director and president of Fondazione Zegna will unveil the details of the Zegna Art Project this morning at the press conference at the MAXXI museum. The Special Projects division of Zegna is in collaboration with and conceived for the MAXXI Museum "Fabulae Romanae" . The museum is designed by Zaha Hadid and with the support of the Centre for Sustainablel Fashion of the London College of Fashion where Lucy Orta is an instructor. The exhibition wil be up until the 23 September after that a part of the installation will be donated by the Zegna group to the Maxxi and become part of the permanent collection.

Today was spent enjoying a Roman Holiday.I enjoyed the imperial tour which included the Colosseum and a private tour of the Vatican Museum. I do wish I'd worn flat shoes but then again, I never do and I managed to survive without breaking an ankle.

View from coloseum


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private tour of the Vatican museum
Lucy + Jorge Orta Fabulae Romanae
Lucy + Jorge Orta at the private dinner at the Palazzo Doria Pamphilij

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Digital table

Warm Welcome from Zegna Family

Yigit and susan
Yigit and Susan

Party is over
Digital frenzy

More later as the internet connection is barely working.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.