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Exhibitions

 

Worn by the Gods: The Art of shoemaking in the ancient world, the epic movie and the contemporary fashion

Pitti Palace - Museo della Moda e del Costume

A rich exhibition about footwear that forge an unexpected link between the past and our present days.


A stroll amid the Roman legionaries' tough caligae, Greek courtesan'seductive sandals, footwear that inspired people for the colossals such Ben Hur and The Gladiator but even more recent fashion creators such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Yves Saint Laurent and Emilio Pucci among the others. 

Real examples of main types of footwear used in the Classical era from the 5th century BC to the 4th century AD, iluustrated both on precious works of art such as painted vases and reliefs and "in the flesh" by a series of oustanding archeological finds from Roman fort of Vindolanda in the UK.