A hidden treasure in Rome – Antica Libreria Cascianelli

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I met one of the owners of Antica Liberia Cascianelli a few years ago one hot summer in Rome. I was walking with my friend Ari Seth Cohen when he spotted Valentina La Rocca and of course wanted to photograph her and her mother. I met Valentina again in December while going through customs in Shanghai on our way to a Gucci cultural event, the closing of the Maurizio Cattelan powered by Alessandro Michele   exhibition.

The Artist is Present by Maurizio Cattelan powered by Alessandro Michele GUCCI at the Yuz Museum

A few days ago I was in Rome for Alta Roma and was determined to pay Antica Libreria Cascianelli a visit.



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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.