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Pasquale De Antonis: Roman Post-WWII Aristocratic Fashion [Dec. 20th, 2006|03:22 am]
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Frolics of the Roman nobility in high fashion, captured by Pasquale De Antonis.



[Warning: these photos are dreadfully old; I promise the next things I post will be much more recent. :p]

The Italian fashion industry relied on two main sources of material and inspiration after the ravages of the second World War: cinema, and the aristocracy.

Many of the Italian designers and models in the late 50's belonged to the aristocracy. Pasquale De Antonis (1908-2001) specialized in shooting them in correspondingly haute couture settings: gallerias and palazzos belonging to the nobility, and so forth.

The model in this first photo, for instance, was a blue-blood.




Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto wearing Carosa in Palazzo Torlonia, 1948




from "La Farnesina," Belezza #31, October 1948




Canova's sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte Borghese come to life, wearing a white fox cape by Balzani, Galleria Borghese, 1947




from "La Moda Nella Città Eterna," I Nuovi Tessili #37, July-August-September 1948




from "La Moda Nella Città Eterna," I Nuovi Tessili #37, July-August-September 1948




from "La Moda Nella Città Eterna," I Nuovi Tessili #37, July-August-September 1948



Scans and info from Italian Eyes: Italian Fashion Photographs from 1951 to Today.
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