- Art and Fashion Historian
- Art and Fashion Consultant at international fashion companies
- Lecturer at Universities and Specialisation Schools
- Heritage Project Manager for archives and business museums of the fashion system
- Consultant at Public and Private Costume and Fashion Museums
Official Study Courses
1986 Degree (old system) obtained with honors in Art History at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Florence: Minor Arts with a specific thesis in History of Contemporary Costume and its relationship with contemporary Art and Design;
1978 Classical Maturity.
1994 Specialization course in "Recognition, Analysis and Scheduling of Fabrics" held at the Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio in Florence.
1979 Diploma of fashion designer at the "M. De Lazzari" Technical and Professional Institute of Florence.
She was Heritage Project Manager for the creation of the Historical Archives and the Corporate Museum of Guccio Gucci SpA (1996-2001); Art and Fashion consultant for Hugo Boss Industries Ldt (2005-07), Conte of Florence (2006-07) and Special Project Consultant for Confindustria Emilia Romagna (2008-09), Fendi (2009), Christian Dior (2016-17) and Gucci Art Lab (2017-2020).
He currently works as a consultant for international fashion companies for historical and stylistic research aimed at the creative implementation of collections and corporate identity, as well as being Cultural and Creative Trainer at Dior, Valentino and Gucci
Consultant at AURORA FASHION WEEK Russia in St. Petersburg (2010-11). Consultant at the Costume Gallery of Palazzo Pitti in Florence and at the Textile Museum of Prato (1988-2014).
She was co-curator of numerous costume and fashion exhibitions in Italian museums, at the Louvre in Paris (1993 and 2009) and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim in N.Y (1994)
Lecturer at prestigious institutions dealing with fashion studies in Italy: ISIA of Florence, Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Arts of the University of Florence and Polimoda of Florence, School of Advanced Training of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence; Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Bologna (Fashion Department); Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, IULM- Free University of Communication and Politecnico of Milan, Academy of Costume and Fashion of Rome, LUISS Business School of Rome
She is author of essays and monographs for international publishing houses on art, design and fashion, fabric, costume jewelry
Since her graduation thesis she has been interested in the birth of the Fashion Design phenomenon in Italy, focusing also on the relations between fashion and contemporary design culture at an international level, deepening both the relations with contemporary artistic phenomena and those with industrial design.
These themes have accompanied the scholar's scientific path and have been reflected in the various didactic occasions that have been presented to her. In this regard, it is worth mentioning, as a salient moment of scientific investigation, the task entrusted to her by Gucci Group to set up and organize both its Historical Archives and the Company Museum, operations that were fundamental to the relaunch of the brand by the new administration (De Sole-Tom Ford) in the second half of the 1990s.
It is also worth mentioning her long collaboration as a senior consultant at the Fashion Museum of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, where she was able to study the history and techniques of many artifacts, also for the realization of important exhibitions on different aspects of applied arts of different historical periods. Because of her experience, she was called as a consultant on contemporary fashion, art and design at the great International Biennial of Fashion in Florence in 1996, organized in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum of SoHo in New York.
She was also summoned by the Politecnico di Milano to hold seminars focused on the contamination between art, industrial design and costume in the Master of Fashion Design 2003-04 and again for Fashion Design in 2014; and also summoned by IULM (Free University of Languages and Communication) of Milan as a lecturer in the Master in Management of Made in Italy from A.A. 2004-05 to date.
MAIN AREAS OF SCIENTIFIC INTEREST
Art, History, Design, Communication, Architecture, Costume and Fashion.
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