Monday, 25 February 2013

Alfa Castaldi Retrospective - Back To Milan

Currently showing in Milan is an exhibition I would have gone to see had I chosen to attend fashion week, but that aside, I still want to see it, and you might too.
Dominated by black and white portraits of iconic fashion personalities including Giorgio Armani and Karl Lagerfeld - the display celebrates the work of Alfa Castaldi, a key figure in fashion photography in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and also the late husband of legendary style icon and fashion editor Anna Piaggi, who died last year.

Castaldi, who began his career in 1954, was famed for his avant-garde and visually captivating images which spanned cultural, artistic and society events in his native Milan, to various editorials for Italian Vogue - he also published two books on the italian fashion scene: “Mass moda” in 1979 and “L’Italia della Moda” in 1984.
The retrospective features a wide range of Castaldi's work including private pictures of Piaggi and runs at the Sozzani Gallery until March 30. Go see.

Images © Alfa Castaldi Archive


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