Preview Celeblueation

Data inizio

Settembre 20 

Data fine

Settembre 30 


Next week, from September 19th to September 24th, 2018, the Italian town of Domodossola is once again hosting the 2nd edition of the festival “Domosofia”, a celebration of ideas and knowledge. The complete program of the event is coming on Wednesday. In the meantime, here’s a little preview:

On Thursday, September 20th, we shall have the honor to welcome in Domodossola a symbol of the “Made in Italy” history: Renato Balestra, founder and creative mind behind the namesake Maison, as well as one of the most important personalities in the field of Haute Couture.

His creations are authentic works of art, unique pieces worn by great personalities: queens, princesses, first ladies, people from in the showbusiness, industry leaders and beauty enthusiasts. Garments that felt just like a dream to whoever has worn or admired them.

The talk with the stylist is at 7 pm in Piazza Rovereto. It is a free-entry event, as any other taking place during the festival. Alongside the stylist there will be Pietro Addis, Director of the Reggia di Monza, and a multi-faceted artist himself.

And even better: the Balestra Maison decided to offer our town an exclusive preview of Celeblueation, a retrospective exhibition featuring a corpus of sketches and garments selected by the Master himself among the thousands he made during his decades-long career. The exhibition includes the dresses and suits the stylist made for several famous theatrical pieces.

Celeblueation is organized by Armando Fusco Produzioni. The Municipality of Domodossola wishes to thank the Master, his Maison and the event’s Organizer for the more than unique opportunity it was granted. Palazzo San Francesco is holding the exhibition until September 30th. There, 50 sketches of theatrical costumes will be on display. The pieces are going to further enrich the exhibition “De Chirico - De Pisis. La mente altrove” (“The mind elsewhere”) - curated by Antonio D’Amico - which is already drawing the attention of a record number of visitors.

The preview of Celeblueation is opening to the public on Thursday, September 20th, and on the same day Palazzo San Francesco will exceptionally be open from 5 pm to 9 pm. There, professional models will take 10 original theatrical costumes on the catwalk. Città di Domodossola e dal quotidiano La Stampa, con il sostegno economico di Fondazione Cariplo, che ancora una volta dimostra grande vicinanza al nostro territorio, di SBB Cargo International e di numerosi altri soggetti pubblici e privati.

Domosofia is an event organized by the Municipality of Domodossola and the Newspaper La Stampa, with the financial support of Fondazione Cariplo, - yet again showing its support to our land - and of SBB Cargo International, as well as several other public and private entities. This year, for the first time, the event is also supported by the Regional Council of Piedmont. Just as important was the support given by local entities, such as Ars.Uni.VCO, the bookstore Libreria Grossi, and the associations Pro Loco di Domodossola and Associazione Ruminelli.



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