Museum collection. Mara Parmegiani’s vintage and antique clothes - session1

by Telearte
July 4, 2019 3:00 PM CEST
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Location: Rome, Italy

Phone: +39 0639744494


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The vintage and antique clothing collection of Mara Parmegiani, renowed Italian period costume historian and fashion journalist, is a labour of love, made of painstakingly hand-picked pieces, as a result of decades of passionate research in Italy and abroad and  her relentlessy studies on the authenticity and craftmanship of the materials they are made of.


The collection, that includes items dating from the first half of the 19th ce­ntury to the years ninety of the 20th century, is character­ized by the exceptio­nal high quality of the pieces, the preciousn­ess of the materials they are made of and the refinement of execution in the finishing touches,  along with its antiques and social-historical value.


The whole lot of clothing is divided into 5 sections:


1. women's underwear;


2. children


3. women's dresses;


4. hats;


5. accessories.


A small section is dedicated to clothing worn by serving staff of noble families.


Some pieces of the collection have been exhibited in importa­nt museums in prominent world cities and countries, such as:


- in Rome, Italy (Capitoline Museums, Museo della Centra­le Montemartini, Vit­toriano Museum);


- in Milan, Italy;


- in St. Petersburg and Ekaterinburg, Russia;


- in India.


Some of the dresses are from illustrious Italian aristocrat fami­lies. The so-called 'patriotic' clothing were displayed during the celebrations commemorating the 150th anniver­sary of the Italian Unificat­ion in 2011.




La collezione di Mara Parmegiani, giornalista storica della moda e del costume, è il frutto di decenni di paziente ricerca in Italia e all’estero e di assidui studi sui materiali che la compongono.


La collezione abbraccia un arco di tempo che va dalla prima metà del XIX secolo fino agli anni ‘90 del XX secolo, si caratterizza per l’eccezionale qualità dei pezzi, per la preziosità dei materiali, per la raffinatezza di esecuzione, nonché per il valore antiquario e storico-sociale.


Si suddivide in 5 macro sezioni:


1. abiti da donna;


2. intimo femminile;


3. accessori;


4. bambini


5 cappelli


Un una piccola sezione è dedicata all’abbigliamento indossato dalla servitù delle famiglie nobili.

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