What connects a photo of Sharon Stone baking pizza at a restaurant in Piazza Navona, a gown made by Gattinoni inspired by the color of olive oil, the renown Antonio de Curtis – also known as Totò- in Poverty and Nobility, the famous timbal dish prepared for The Leopard, portrayed by Burt Lancaster?
A fascinating virtual trip through Made in Italy high fashion, cinema and gastronomy, this is the underlying theme of Movie’N’Food a unique event conceptualized and curated by Elisabetta Cantone and Francesca Silvestri of Dress in Dreams and developed with the collaboration of the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, the Italian Cultural Institute and the ITA Italian Trade Agency.
The program will include concurrently two exhibits. First, the Couture a la Carte exhibit of gowns inspired by food by the historic Maison Gattinoni fashion house. This exhibit will stay opened in the Embassy until October 6. The event continues with photos of the “King of the Paparazzi”, the legendary photographer Rino Barillari, who from the period of the “Dolce Vita” captures the stars of Hollywood. On this occasion, he will exhibit photos of celebrities “caught in the act” such as director Ron Howard selecting his fish for dinner, Cameron Diaz juggling a huge “gelato”, Bo Derek cooking pasta, and other shots of Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Jean Paul Belmondo, Antonio Banderas and Liza Minelli all in the act of interacting with Italian delicacies. This exhibit will be on view up to October 23rd in the Auditorium of the Embassy.
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008