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Museum Exhibitions

Bonaveri bust forms for Salvatore Ferragamo’s ‘Italy in Holywood’ exhibition

A new exhibition at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence reflects on the designer’s early career in California where his support amongst the film stars of Hollywood cemented his reputation as one of Italy’s foremost fashion designers. Bonaveri has contributed a number of Bonaveri bust forms, including forms from the new Sartorial Collection to the…

Bonaveri Bust Forms for “Gioachino Rossini al Teatro alla Scala”

The exhibition at the La Scala Theatre Museum runs until the 30th of September 2018 and features scenes and costumes from the composer’s productions. We supplied the museum with 20 bust forms – both male and female in various sizes – in a traditional linen covering. Each bust form features fully articulated arms and hands…
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Gioachino Rossini at La Scala

For the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioacchino Rossini, the Teatro alla Scala has prepared an exhibition entitled Gioachino Rossini al Teatro alla Scala. Bonaveri has supplied bust forms for the exhibition which will be open to the public from 17th April to 30th September. The curator is Pier Luigi Pizzi, who is one…
Bespoke Schläppi 2200 bust forms for Jil Sander Present Tense Exhibition

Jil Sander Present Tense – An exhibition in pursuit of purity

Jil Sander Present Tense, currently on at the Museum of Applied Art in Frankfurt is a celebration of the designer’s unique interpretation of fashion, product design, architecture and garden art. Included in the exhibition are 44 bespoke female bust forms and 15 male bust forms all supplied by Bonaveri. Bust forms from the Schläppi 2200…
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Bonaveri bespoke bust forms animate La Scala Theater’s latest costume exhibition

Bonaveri has supplied a series of bespoke bust forms for a new exhibition of 24 carefully selected garments from Teatro alla Scala’s tailoring laboratories celebrating 40 years of events by the ‘La Scala Friends’ Association. The bespoke bust forms are displayed in the Royal Palace’s Tapestry Hall displaying garments made by famous names during the history…
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Bonaveri Bust forms for “Sempre libera. Maria Callas at La Scala”​ exhibition in Paris

Bonaveri donated the bust forms to the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, sponsoring the event for two years. The Italian Cultural Institute in Paris hosted the exhibition which was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the singer’s death in Paris on 16 September 1977. The 5 garments on show were recreated from the originals by…
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Schläppi mannequins for ART: “The Sicilian Cart: History in Movement” at IAMLA

Bonaveri has supplied Schläppi 2200 female and 3000 male mannequins to Dolce & Gabbana for an exhibition in Los Angeles entitled ART: “The Sicilian Cart: History in Movement” The exhibition, in part supported by Dolce & Gabbana, is a collaboration between The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles and the MUSCÀ Museum and explores the…
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Exhibition of the life of Maria Callas features Schläppi 2200 mannequins

Included in the exhibition are 37 Schläppi 2200 mannequins and 10 Bonaveri bust forms that tell the story of a passionate, yet short life and career. The mannequins parallel the sophistication and style that Callas became famous for, providing the elegance that is now her iconic trademark. The story of her life is told through a…
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Schläppi 2200 mannequins for ‘Fairy Tale Fashion’ exhibition in New York.

Fashion has played a unique and significant role in story telling and no more so than in the narrative of fairy tales. The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in collaboration with curator Colleen Hill explores the role of fashion in fairy tales using Bonaveri mannequins from the Schäppi 2200 Collection.
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Bespoke Bonaveri bust forms featured in Pasolini exhibition, Bologna

The Museo Mambo in Bologna, in collaboration with Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, is currently hosting an exhibition dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual.

China Through the Looking Glass: Extended Exhibition

The enormously successful exhibition; 'China Through the Looking Glass' at the Met in New York - featuring Schläppi mannequins, has been extended until the 7th of September 2015 to satisfy demand.

Bespoke Schläppi mannequins for “China Through The Looking Glass” at the MET

The MET in New York is currently hosting an exhibition celebrating the costume and creativity of China featuring bespoke Schläppi Mannequins produced for the event. The exhibition features more than 140 haute couture garments, avant-garde ready-to-wear and Chinese art objects. “China: Through the Looking Glass,” is an interpretation of Chinese creativity imagined by the west. Curator Andrew…
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Missoni Exhibition featuring Schläppi 2200 Mannequins

Missoni, L’Arte, Il Colore opened at the MA*GA museum in Gallarate featuring 100 iconic Schlappi 2200 mannequins by Bonaveri. Visit the Bonaveri website news blog for more information. #missoni #schlappi #bonaveri #exhibition

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition Trailer

To build excitement for the arrival of the record-breaking exhibition in London, the V&A asked SHOWstudio to draw on our history of working with the late designer to produce a trailer. Edited under the direction of McQueen’s friend and collaborator Nick Knight, the film shows some of McQueen’s most famous work in movement – spotlighting…
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I VESTITI DEI SOGNI The excellence of Italian costumes in cinema

BONAVERI is partner of the exhibition hosted at Palazzo Braschi in Rome dedicated to the excellence of Italian costumes in cinema. On show are costumes by Oscar winners Piero Tosi, Danilo Donati, Milena Canonero and Gabriella Pescucci. A journey from the beginning to the present, from the silent movies era to "The Great Beauty." All costumes are displayed on our historical busts and a sitting mannequin on swing enriched by delicate flowers wears a white costume in a surreal atmosphere.Courtesy: Cineteca di Bologna

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