Altaroma 2018 – Roman’s Romance

Once again, Altaroma embraces creativity and illustrates the many artistic aspects of Italian production and style, against the backdrop of eternal beauty provided by the city of Rome. Altaroma combines its peculiar experience with the history and culture of the Italian capital to confirm the value of tradition and, at the same time, to present through new creations the magic of the dynamic and stimulating contemporary age. The not-to-be-missed third edition of “Roman’s Romance”, hosted in the Auditorium of MAXXI, the national Museum of 21st century arts, will consist in a conversation between Maria Grazia Chiuri – artistic director of Dior–, Barbara Modesti (journalist of the news program TG1), Cristiana Collu (Director General of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rome) and Paola Ugolini (curator and art critic). The talk will be introduced by the institutional greetings of Giovanna Melandri, President of the Foundation MAXXI. “Roman’s Romance”, which will bring together international fashion experts, will be an informal and confidential conversation on Maria Grazia Chiuri’s relationship with Rome, underlining the incalculable value of the city as a place of eternal creativity. It is no chance that Maria Luisa Frisa coined the expression Roman School. The most influential talents in the contemporary world of fashion come indeed from Rome. Rome – immortal, timeless, rich in charm, history and beauty – reminds us how important the cultural and artistic background is to inspire and favour the development of creativity. A video will take the audience on an unprecedented journey through the creative world of the designer, documenting the origins of the wonderful craftsmanship of a major figure in the world of fashion. Maria Grazia Chiuri, the first woman to be named artistic director of Dior, was included by the Financial Times in the list of most influential women in 2016 and she is the recipient of the 2017 CFDA International Award for best fashion designer.

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