Gianfranco Ferré /

Exhibitions. Events. Projects

1976
Special creations on display for the event “Lace and Satin” by SNIA.
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1978
Special creations on display for the “Zegna Baruffa” exhibition at the Pitti Filati yarn expo in Florence. foto foto foto

1979
Special creations on display for the “Zegna Baruffa” exhibition at the Pitti Filati yarn expo in Florence. foto

“Gianfranco Ferré” fashion show-event at “Saks Fifth Avenue” New York. foto foto foto

1982
Creations on display at the “Intimate Architecture Contemporary Clothing Design” exhibition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston. foto foto foto

Creations on display at “Design in Italian Society in the Eighties”: itinerant show in the U.S. organized by the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art.

1983
Sponsorization of restoration of the Guercino frescoes in the cupola of the Cathedral of Piacenza. foto foto

Creations on display at the “Creators of Italian Fashion, 1920-1980” exhibition at the Daimaru Museum in Osaka and at the Costume Museum of the Fashion and Costume Academy in Tokyo.

Guest of honor at “The Best Five,” annual event organized by Japan-based newspaper Asahi Shimbun jointly with the Japanese WWD.
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1984
“Gianfranco Ferré” fashion show-event at the Castle in Osaka.

Creations on display at the “Il genio antipatico” exhibition in Rome.
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Fashion show-event at the “Modewoche” expo in Münich.

Creation of a carpet made by Sisal for the exhibition “Italian design for the Western carpet” at the Milan Furniture Fair. foto

Special project for B&B Italia – “The Dresses” – to ‘dress’ sofa and armchairs designed by Paolo Nava. foto foto foto

1985
Creations on display at the “Italy. The Genius of Fashion” exhibition in New York. foto

Creation on display at the “Medieval Country Museum” in Bologna.
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Special creation for “RENart” – fresh artistic takes on a “Renault Superfive” car. Other participants in the Milan event: Alessandro Mendini, Mario Merz, Ugo Nespolo, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Paolo Portoghesi, Franco Maria Ricci and Ettore Sottsass. foto foto

Costume design for a production of the stageplay “Tamara” in Los Angeles and New York. foto foto

1986
Fashion-show at Trinità dei Monti with a selection of looks from the Fall Winter 1986-87 Gianfranco Ferré Couture Collection. Rome. foto

Creations on display at “Italy: the Genius of Fashion,” exhibition organized by Pia Soli. Milan. foto

Special creations for “That’s Arena, here Maria Callas is born”: charity event to help Third World countries. Verona. foto foto

1987
“Gianfranco Ferré” fashion show-event for the Association of Total Fashion in Tokyo.

1988
Creations on display at “Tartan” show. Fashion Institute of Technology. New York.

1989
Participation as speaker (and sole fashion designer) at “The Italian Manifesto,” 39th International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado.
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Lecture: “The design project, start to finish”.

Special creations for “Lana Gatto” F/W ‘89-’90 collection at Pitti Filati yarn expo. Florence. foto foto foto

1990
Creation of a new mask for the Milan Mardi Gras. foto

Creation of mink looks for “American Legend” fashion show. Palazzo della Ragione. Milan. foto foto

Guest at “The Art of Fashion”: Diana Vreeland Fund for Exhibitions of The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York.
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Creations on display at the “Moments of Italian Design in Industry and Fashion” exhibition in Seoul, South Korea.

Fashion-event “Firenze dreams,” Logge della Galleria degli Uffizi (Uffizi Gallery). Florence. foto

“Italia ’90” fashion show-event featuring clothes with European-inspiration theme, at the San Siro Stadium in Milan. foto foto

1991
Presence at the International Textile Fashion event. Ratti Foundation. Como. foto foto foto

Lecture: “Facing the Challenges of the New Millennium”.

1992
Participation in the first “Convivio” AIDS-awareness benefit event, as co-promoter with Armani, Valentino and Versace. foto

”Gianfranco Ferré” fashion show-event and “Ferré by Ferré” fragrance launch at the Opéra Comique in Paris. foto foto foto

“Das Gesicht 92” fashion show-event in Berlin. foto

1993
“Chic ‘93” event promoted by the China Tiangong Clothing Science & Technological Development Group with a fashion show-event at Temple of Heaven in Beijing. foto

“Gianfranco Ferré Uomo” men’s fashion show-event at the Leopolda Station in Florence. foto

Guest of honor at “Creative Haus” opening. Dusseldorf. foto foto

1994
Creations on display at the “Japonism in Fashion” exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto. foto foto

Guest of honor at the Ravenna Festival. Ravenna. foto foto

Lecture: “Dreams and Visions”.

Participation in the “The Fashion Group Night of Stars” event with special tribute to Bernardine Morris, New York. foto

1995
“AIDS Project Los Angeles” fashion show-event at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles. foto foto foto

Fashion show-event at the National Palace of Culture in Sophia, Bulgaria. foto

Special editor in chief of “Le Point” Christmas issue. Paris.
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Creations on display at the “Between Fashion and Design. An Endless Line” exhibition at the Triennale Building in Milan. foto foto

1996
Lecture: “My Experience as Créateur and Couturier.” Fashion Institute of Technology. New York.

“Gianfranco Ferré” events for Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City and San Francisco. foto

Exhibition of sketches and drawings at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. foto

Guest speaker at the “Second International Forum” on automobile style. Turin.

Lecture: “Design in Fashion.”

Participation in the first Florence Fashion Biennale exhibition ”Il tempo e la moda” with an installation at the Medicean Chapels.
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Creation of a special gâteau for Lenôtre. Paris. foto foto

1997
Sponsorization of the F.A.I. (Italian Environment Fund) at the Castello di Masino. foto

Speaker at the seminar “Architecture’s Theories and Techniques.” Milan Polytechnic Institute.

Lecture: “Composition in the Practice of Fashion”.

“Ferré Week” with fashion show at the Sezon Theater. Tokyo.

“A White Story” exhibition at Seibu Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
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Lecture: “Men’s Fashion.” United Nation University. Tokyo.

Lecture: “Jewelry between East and West. A Balancing of Design and Fantasy.” Domus Academy. Milan. foto

Clothing design for Dario Fo, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, on the occasion of the award ceremonies in Stockholm. foto foto

1998
Participation to the “Intimare” with the Men’s and Women’s “Gianfranco Ferré Underwear” Collections. Bologna. foto

Grand opening of company headquarters at Via Pontaccio 21. Milan.

Party celebrating the Gianfranco Ferré brand’s 20th anniversary. Milan.
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“Immaginario” labyrinthine exhibit at the headquarters on Via Pontaccio. Milan. foto foto foto foto foto foto

Guest speaker at IAF 1998. Palazzo dei Congressi. Florence.

Lecture: “The Consumer as the Center of Fashion Designer’s Strategy”.

Charity fashion show-event in favor of the British Red Cross, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, London. foto foto

Lecture: “Material Matters.” Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts & Design. London.

Guest speaker at Vestis, Association for Fashion Studies. Università degli Studi. Bologna. foto

Lecture: “Fashion at Present, Fashion in Future: the Values of Creativity”.

1999
“F&F” project: packaging design for Brunello da Montalcino Riserva 2000 wine (Marchesi di Frescobaldi), Milan, Berlin, New York, Tokyo.
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Ideacomo textile expo event at Villa d’Este in Como. foto

Participation to the “Furtherfantasy” photo exhibition at Galleria Giò Marconi. Milan. foto

“Quindici anni di partnership con Safilo” (Fifteen Years of Partnership with Safilo – Eyewear) exhibition at company headquarters on Via Pontaccio in Milan. foto

Costume design for performances by Carolyn Carlsson and Carla Fracci at the Venice Dance Biennale. foto foto

Creation of a design in leather for sprinter Marion Jones within the sphere of the “Tag Heurer” exhibition in Milan. foto

Guest of honor at the annual “Donna sotto le stelle” fashion show-event in Rome, in recognition of twenty years of achievement in the industry.
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Design of all the costumes for “Le ballet du cadre noir de Saumur.” Étoile Patrick Dupont. Stade de France. Paris. foto

2000
Donation of clothes and accessories from the Gianfranco Ferré archive to the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery in Florence. foto

“Altre emozioni” exhibition showcasing a selection of the same items, curated by Margherita Palli, Pitti Palace.
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Donation of items from the Ferré archive to the Fashion Institute of Technology, on display in an exhibition titled “The Corset Fashioning the Body,” F.I.T., New York. foto

Participation to the “Les Teddies de l’an 2000” Association in favour of the Bristish Red Cross. Montecarlo. foto

2001
Creations on display at the “Uniforme. Ordine e disordine” exhibition at the Leopolda Station in Florence. foto

Fashion show-event at the Art History Museum in Vienna.

Guest of honor at the Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival, Shanghai. foto

Lecture: “Creativity and Work Method.” Fashion Institute, Dong Hua University. Shanghai. foto

Creations on display at the “Seta. Il Novecento a Como” exhibition at the Antonio Ratti Foundation, Villa Olmo, Como. foto foto

Creations on display at “The Entertainers. Il potere degli accessori” exhibition at the Leopolda Station in Florence. foto

Participation to the music & fashion charity event “Frock and Roll”, organized by Naomi Campbell and Harvey Goldsmith in favour of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, with Alexander Mc Quinn. Barcelona.
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Creations from different collections selected by Luca Ronconi for a stage production of “Phoenix” by Marina Cvetaeva. Piccolo Teatro. Milan.

2002
“The Best of Gianfranco Ferré” fashion show and event at company headquarters on Via Pontaccio in Milan. foto foto

Participation in the project of Poste Italiane: series of stamps dedicated to the “Design Italiano Alta Moda”. foto

2003
“Gianfranco Ferré” fashion show and event at the Jeau de Paume Museum in Paris.

Grand opening of the “ESPA Gianfranco Ferré” wellness spa adjacent to the restyled boutique on Via Sant’Andrea in Milan.
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Fashion-event directed by Asia Argento for the debut of the “GF FERRE’“ line at Superstudio Più in Milan. foto foto

Fashion show-event featuring designs inspired by female opera characters, at the State Opera House in Vienna. foto

Creations on display at “Italian Nights: special women (1950-1990),” itinerant exhibition in South America museums. foto

Creations on display at “50 years of Italian Fashion.” Musée des Tissus. Lyon, France. foto

Guest of honor at “Centre Culturel Français” for the “Friends Milano Monday” event in Milan.

Lecture: “The Tailor of Two Cities.” foto

Creations, fabrics and accessories on show at “GenovanversaeviceversA,” curated by the Antwerp Fashion Museum. Antwerp. foto

Stage production of “Peccato che fosse puttana” by John Ford. Piccolo Teatro. Milan. foto

Design of a special ragdoll for the “Pigotte d’Autore” charity in favor of Unicef. Reggio Emilia. foto

2004
Creations on display at the “Excess” exhibition, Leopolda Station, Florence. foto

Participation to “La Mode dessine l’espoire” upon invitation of the “Dessine l’espoir” Association and under the patronage of the French State Department for Culture. foto foto

Participation in the “La notte delle stelle” TV event. Sanremo. foto

Protagonist of the 2004 “Life Ball” in Vienna. foto foto

2005
Design of flight and ground personnel uniforms for Korean Airlines, Seoul. foto

Participation in the “Una notte a Roma” TV event, Piazza Navona, Rome. foto

“Fashion in Motion “ fashion show-event at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. foto

Guest of honor at “Festa Italiana” in Mumbai and New Delhi.

2006
Speaker at “Luxury Conference 2006” organized by the International Herald Tribune. Istanbul.

Lecture: “Exotic ispirations”.

Fashion show-event for the grand opening of the New York Café in Budapest.

“MEx32” exhibition, with the design of 32 T-shirts inspired by the thirty-two countries competing in the World Football (Soccer) Championships, at the Gianfranco Ferré boutique in Florence. foto

Creations on display at the “Human Game” exhibition, Leopolda Station, Florence. foto

Creations on display at the “Genio y Figura” exhibition at the Traje Mueum in Madrid. foto

2007
Sponsorization of restoration of the Johan Karl Loth painting “Adam Grieves for Abel” at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. foto

Fall/Winter 2007/2008 Women’s Fashion Show: the rock singer Skin wear a tank top embroidered with authentic diamonds. A live concert follows in the headquarters at Via Pontaccio. foto

Lecture: “The Shapes of Emotion. Giving Shape to Emotions”. School of Architecture, Milan Polytechnic Institute.

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