Nino Cerruti @ Museum Marino Marini: meeting between greats!

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Glimpse of the exhibition “Il Signor Nino”. Photo Beatrice Brandini

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“Amber” by Beatrice Brandini

I kept my clothes for personal reasons. Have, through the years, my second skin, a topic of aesthetics and respect for the values of the artisan and the art of fabric, a testament to the evolution of man in my time. Is history and is my story …. “ Nino Cerruti

The wardrobe of Nino Cerruti has more than half a century. Some dresses are very much alive, only usury makes them importable, others have been passed down to his son, and others, as an affectation and a pride that few brands can afford, are even constantly worn by Mr. Nino …

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Mannequins set up in the great museum Marino Marini

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Staging shows “Mr. Nino”

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Staging shows “Mr. Nino”

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Staging shows “Mr. Nino”

The Fondazione Pitti Discovery, during the events of Pitti (16 June – 3 July), had a beautiful exhibition dedicated to Nino Cerruti, one of the biggest stars of the Italian men’s fashion of the last fifty years. The exhibition was held in the spaces of the magnificent Museo Marino Marini, two irresistible premise.

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Mannequins set up in the museum Marino Marini

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Mannequins set up in the museum Marino Marini

Who could not see it, can do it here …, because the younger that probably know the story of fashion above all thanks to the protagonists of recent years, they will get a glimpse of what he represented Nino Cerruti for Italian fashion and not, and how its timeless style, natural and not ostentatious, is always topical.

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Sculpture Marino Marini

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Mannequins set up in the museum Marino Marini

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Mannequins set up in the museum Marino Marini

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Drawings, caricatures, editorial and historical articles by Nino Cerruti

Angelo Flaccavento, curator of the project together with the same Cerruti, called the naturalness be the  word that more than others is the style of Cerruti. Whose double role as a textile manufacturer (basic for fabrics is the namesake wool mill of Biella, Fratelli Cerruti, who collaborated in the seventies with a young Giorgio Armani) and stylist helped men to find their own style and a new way of representing and ask.

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Glimpses of the exhibition

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Mannequins set up in the museum Marino Marini

“My story of entrepreneur is born from the fabric. So my style. Thanks to the millions of sheep who work day and night giving beautiful wool that has always used for fabrics. ” Nino Cerruti

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Mannequins set up in the museum Marino Marini

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Mannequins set up in the museum Marino Marini

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Drawings, caricatures, editorial and historical articles by Nino Cerruti

“Beautiful is a gesture of respect towards yourself, a sign of good breeding.” Nino Cerruti

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Drawings, caricatures, editorial and historical articles by Nino Cerruti

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Mannequins set up in the museum Marino Marini

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Glimpses of the exhibition

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Stock fabrics, accessories and material for the realization of the collection

“Once the taboo of male frivolity was broken, the scene began to fill with smug pompous peacocks… The authentic fob like il signor Nino, however, is a rare breed. He strives for splendor more than anybody else, yet he has modesty in such an urge, so much so that he competes for elegance only against himself…. He dares to be himself” . Angelo Flaccavento

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Stock tissues, construction of a jacket

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Mannequins set up in the museum Marino Marini

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Glimpses of the exhibition

There is one thing that unites the Cerruti to the great artist Marino Marini, it’s the “simplicity”, something that seems trivial, so often snubbed in favor of sensationalism, eccentricity tout court, the hype … Instead express simply saying something important, especially through its “art”, it is the most difficult thing to achieve.

Marini said: “As in love, you can not explain everything in the art, certain parts remain in the shadow of light mystery … but they are simple for the artist.” This great artistic truth might be compared to another, equally true, only more caustic, and is one of Tolstoy “What is Art? Critics explain. What explain? The artist, if that, he communicated with his work a feeling that he has tried. What is it to be explained. “

Cerruti says: “I’ve never worked on extravagance … I have always loved the normal ity full of inventions, energy, and thus perpetually changing.” 

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Nino Cerruti

Beautiful exhibition, nice idea, beautiful fashion, fine example of entrepreneurship ...

Good life to all!

Beatrice

 

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