‘Making Dreams: Fendi and the Cinema’ exhibition at Cinema Manzoni Milano, text and photos Stefania Seoni


Fendi the enter

Dear Diane, dear shaded viewers,

Fendi created a dream with a  majestic set and a
wonderful tribute to Cinema, and to Luchino Visconti.

Making dreams

Total view Fendi

'"I remember
as a little girl, film screenings were events in their own right. The cinema
would enter our house, we would set up a white screen and the whole event would
be met with a religious silence. We have worked alongside the greatest
directors of yesterday and today, from Luchino Visconti to Wes Anderson, from
Martin Scorsese to Giuseppe Tornatore, and we will continue to do so." said Silvia Venturini Fendi..

Fendi installation

The exhibition is curated by design  duo Patrick
Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda.

One of the most historic and beautiful cinemas in Milan has been divided into seven areas, the scenography includes  triumphant archs, amphitheatres and glass walkways .. The  Luchino Visconti's Conversation
was restored by Fendi for the exhibition and  is accompanied by a new documentary
about the making of the director's late masterpiece.

Fendi documentary
 A frame from the documentary:  one of the Fendi  sisters' talks about  Luchino Visconti

Piero Tosi illustration S. Mangano
 Piero Tosi illustration for Silvana Mangano

Luchino Visconti on set
Luchino Visconti on set

Meravigliosa mangano
a frame with the beautiful Silvana Mangano

Tosi frame from the documentary
A frame from the documentary : Piero Tosi the great costume designer.

Visit the exhibition up until the 6th  October at Cinema Manzoni.

later Stefania