Tuxedo: the male becomes female!

YSL tuxedo, photo by Helmut Newton for Vogue, 1975       “Jeannine” by Beatrice Brandini Yves Saint Laurent proved among the first as the male garment par excellence, namely the SMOKING, could be worn by a woman and make she irresistibly sensual. Those were the years at the turn of the sixties and seventies, […]

Vivienne Westwood: pure talent, visionary, tailoring and provocative

Vivienne Westwood photographed by RANKIN “Vivienne” by Beatrice Brandini If we talk about the history of fashion, you must speak of Vivienne Westwood, the one who invented the fashion “Pirate”, the punk fashion, fashion provocative and ironic but full of social messages, fashion that desecrates religion conformism…, simply put a fashion different from all.

Le Corbusier and his visionary architecture on a human scale

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand “Charming” by Beatrice Brandini In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier, the Department of Architecture of Florence, the foundation Ragghianti Study Centre of Lucca and the Le Corbusier Foundation in Paris, promote a project that celebrates the master Swiss franc: “Expose Le Corbusier. […]