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Wearing Beauty. The Great Italian Costume Jewellery.

Exhibition  /  19 Mar 2016  -  29 May 2016
Published: 28.02.2016
Museo del Bijou
Bianca Cappello
Eugenia Gadaleta
Anni 80 created  by Moschino. Image by Francesco di Bona..
Anni 80 created  by Moschino. Image by Francesco di Bona.

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A selection of 100 costume jewellery pieces realized in Italy from the end of the 19th century to the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 of 21th century chosen from prestigious public and private collections to give evidence in a fascinating and unusual way the evolution of the Italian taste from the Unity of the Nation to the Nowadays.
The costume jewellery tells the Italian history through the Murano glass, the Neaples coral, the Florentine straw, the Roman micro mosaics, the plastics and the non precious metals invented during the autarchy, the Dolce Vita life style and the experimentation of Sixties, the birth of Made in Italy and the most important fashion brands.

The exhibition show the habits and the taste evolution of a population that made and consolidate a taste of Beauty even through the fashion accessorizes and the costume jewellery.
While jewellery talks about the status symbol and economic power of a minor part of people, costume jewellery express the taste of a large community telling its various cultural expressions.

To talk about Italian costume jewellery means to tell the story of the habits, the costumes of a population that always wanted to unify the various local regional traditions in one shared codex of Beauty.

Jewelry on display: 
Angela Caputi - Giuggiù, Armani, Artigiana Fiorentina jewelery, Bijoux Bozart, Bijoux Cascio, Clotilde Silva, Corbella, Ugo Correani, Coppola and Toppo, De Liguori, Ferenaz, Gattinoni, Fendi, Giuliano Fratti, Lo.Sa, Luciana de Reutern, Ken Scott, Mazzucco Romano, Ercole Moretti, Moschino, Museo del Bijou of Casalmaggiore, Ornella Bijoux, Ottavio Re, Sharra Pagano, Pellini Bijoux, Sent Sisters, Brothers Traversari, Unger, Carlo Zini.

Exhibition catalogue is edited by Sillabe

Opening on 19th March at 5pm


Monday to Saturday  10 to 12h, 15 to 18h
Sunday  and Festivity  3 to 7h

The Museo del Bijou is opened every day. It organizes tour guides for schools.
The museum organizes work shops on costume jewellery for students.
Former openings, display views and press reviews of the Museo del Bijou..
Former openings, display views and press reviews of the Museo del Bijou.

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