At the close of 2019, Christie’s auction house in London organized a private-selling exhibition titled “Art Adorned” in collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana. Through the exhibition, Christie’s emphasizes the undying influence of the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo movements on fashion. Dolce & Gabbana has always had a strong connection with the fine arts, finding their inspiration in classic paintings with a century, or more, of history.
The exhibition featured Old Master paintings and decorative arts from the 14th to 19th centuries from the auction house’s own collection, as well as dresses and accessories from the collections of Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria by Dolce & Gabbana. The exhibition space was divided into smaller areas, each dedicated to different art movements or themes. Each dress or accessory was synchronized with a masterpiece of art. For example, in the Baroque room was placed (a real gem of Christie’s collection) the painting Triumph of Galatea by Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi which was paired with the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda dress (from spring-summer 2019 collection) with print dedicated to the painting Cupid and Psychea, by Jacques-Louis David. According to Flavia Lefebvre D’Ovidio – a specialist in Old Masters Paintings at Christie’s in London – these artworks are united in using a mythological subject to display nudes. “Here the relationship between the dress and the painting is in the subject,” comments Flavia, “as in using mythological subjects in order to display female and male nudes, as painters needed an excuse in order to depict a nude.”
此次展览展出了该拍卖行自己收藏的14至19世纪的绘画大师和装饰艺术作品，以及杜嘉班纳(Dolce & Gabbana)的阿尔塔·莫达(Alta Moda)、阿尔塔·乔耶莱里亚(Alta Gioielleria)和阿尔塔·萨尔托利亚(Alta Sartoria)的连衣裙和配饰。展览空间被划分成更小的区域，每个区域都致力于不同的艺术运动或主题。每件衣服或配饰都与一件艺术杰作同步。例如,在巴洛克风格的房间放置(佳士得集合的一个真正的宝石)这幅画未来的胜利由意大利巴洛克画家艾Gentileschi搭配的杜嘉班纳Alta Moda衣服(从2019年春夏装集合)打印致力于绘画丘比特和Psychea,由雅克大卫。据伦敦克里斯蒂拍卖行的古代大师绘画专家弗拉维亚·列斐伏尔·奥维迪奥称，这些艺术作品结合了一个神话主题来展示裸体。弗蕾维亚评论道:“在这里，衣服和绘画之间的关系是在主题上，就像使用神话主题来展示女性和男性的裸体一样，因为画家需要一个借口来描绘裸体。”