Exhibition: ‘Rosanna Schiaffino and Fashion. The Closet of a Star’

by Giulia Minero
On the left: Rosanna Schiaffino photo credits (c) Pietro Pascuttini. On the right: an evening gown by Germana Marucelli from 1967/68


20 Dec, 2018 - 29 Sep, 2019


9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Palazzo Morando


About the exhibition

The exhibition spaces of Palazzo Morando | Costume, Moda, Immagine pay tribute to actress Rosanna Schiaffino, one of the style icons of the Italian cinema of the 1960s, with a new exhibition project focusing on gowns from her vast closet. The collection of over 40 haute couture and prêt-à-porter pieces has recently become part of the museum’s permanent collection and testify the evolution of the history of fashion, as well as the style used by the star to appear in from of the public, the Milanese society of the 1980s and 1990s, and in her private life.

What’s on display

Precious gowns, fabrics and embroideries are the protagonists of the exhibition and are displayed alongside with scene and behind the scenes shots, as well as pictures taken from Rosanna’s personal albums that help recreate the multi-faceted personality of the actress. Among the featured gowns, visitors can admire beautiful smokings and kaftans from Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, as well as haute couture pieces by Valentino and Gianfranco Ferrè and prêt-à-porter by some of the most important Italian designers of her time.


Tickets and Information

Access to this exhibition is free of charge

Find additional information on the exhibition on Palazzo Morando’s official website (in Italian only)

Open Tue-Sun 9am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm