In Biella Douglas Kirkland portrays two divine: Coco and Marilyn

Poster of the Coco + Marilyn exhibition. Beautiful in the center of MI-TO

“Coco and Marilyn” by Beatrice Brandini

From 22 May, the Cassa di Risparmio di Biella Foundation reopens the spaces of Palazzo Gromo Losa with the exhibition Coco + Marilyn. Biella at the center of MI-TO, over a hundred shots that portray these two extraordinary women through the eyes of Canadian Douglas Kirkland.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland in 1961

The exhibition will end on 12 September, a tribute to beauty, creativity and, why not, to rebirth, hoping that all the ugliness that has affected the last 12 months may already be behind us.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland in 1961

The exhibition has already been presented in Budapest and Helsinki, Biella, Unesco creative city for textiles (unique in Italy), was chosen as an economic and creative pole, but also to pay homage to a territory, that of Biella, which had, and will still have a fundamental role in the history of Italian and international costume and fashion.

Coco Chanel photographed by Douglas Kirkland in 1962

Over one hundred shots by Douglas Kirkland, famous for having portrayed the greatest international stars and the most beautiful women in the world (Audrey, Marilyn, Brigitte, Nicole ..), contemporary and timeless images, even if taken over sixty years ago.

Coco Chanel photographed by Douglas Kirkland in 1962

A tribute to the beauty of Marilyn, in those intimate shots that have been around the world, and to the creativity, strength and extraordinary personality of Coco Chanel. Two icons of the twentieth century.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland in 1961

The exhibition, curated by Federica Chilà, project manager of the project, will be an exhibition itinerary that will involve the whole city of Biella, to offer the visitor a complete, artistic, cultural, territorial experience. In fact, many organizations and associations will collaborate on a calendar full of collateral events.

Coco Chanel photographed by Douglas Kirkland in 1962

This year will also be the 50th anniversary of Coco Chanel’s death and 100th anniversary of the launch of the Chanel N ° 5 perfume, of which the wonderful Marilyn was unwittingly testimonial (when the Life Magazine reporter asked Marilyn what she wore to go to sleep , she replied “just two drops of Chanel N.5”).

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland in 1961

Two women apparently very distant but closer than what appearances tell us. Both characterized by a difficult childhood, by the desire for social redemption, by the desire to be recognized and loved. Women entered into legend, into the collective imagination only by mentioning their names. Women who evoke unforgettable moments, such as the roaring, sparkling, but also tragic years such as those characterized by the two world wars.

 

         

“Coco” by Beatrice Brandini

      

“Marilyn” by Beatrice Brandini

An opportunity to admire extraordinary images and dive into a world chronologically not far from us, but incredibly distant in atmosphere, beauty, harmony, talent and creativity.

“My Marilyn” by Beatrice Brandini

Douglas Kirkland

Good life to everyone!

Beatrice

 

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