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Trace the evolution of Italian design, from Gucci and Prada to Missoni, Versace and more. A major retrospective of the fashion that has defined a nation—and a rare chance to see Milan’s finest in Minneapolis.

An MIA first, this groundbreaking exhibition examines the craftsmanship and entrepreneurial verve that catapulted Italy from the ashes of World War II to the style powerhouse it is today. Immerse yourself in impeccable design, rare ingenuity, and the head-turning glamour of celebrity style. Features about 100 women’s and men’s ensembles, accessories, and design objects, with all the trimmings. Bravissimo!

“A rare show that chronicles the birth of an industry and celebrates its beating technological heart.”—Suzy Menkes, The New York Times

 
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Major Sponsor

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Provided By
Topsy Simonson and

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Above Image

Photograph by Gian Paolo Barbieri for Gianfranco Ferre advertisement, Fall/Winter 1991
Model: Aly Dunne
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