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Opening event for an exhibit that explores Gianfranco Ferré's design principles through a selection of both drawings and garments.

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Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles 1023 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024

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The exhibition explores Gianfranco Ferré's unique approach to fashion design through a selection of drawings and iconic garments, offering visitors an immersive experience enriched by a digital connection with the Ferré archive in Milan.

Gianfranco Ferré (1944 –2007) received his degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1969. One of the great masters of Italian fashion, he stands out for his unique approach to design. Sourcing from the heritage of architectural composition, he merged a rigorous technical process with a rich poetic.

The curators of the exhibition, Paola Bertola, professor of Design at the Politecnico di Milano, and Rita Airaghi, Steer Advisor of the Gianfranco Ferré Research Centre will introduce the exhibit. Remarks will be followed by a panel discussion with Dennita Sewell, professor at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and David Paul and Nick Verreos, Co-Chairs of the Department of Fashion Design, Fashion Design Advanced Study, Film & TV Costume Design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.

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