Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewellery

Curated by Alba Cappellieri

with Beatrice Rossato, Livia Tenuta and Susanna Testa

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Cape Town: 29 October – 9 November from 10:00 to  20:00


DIVA! Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewellery” is a unique exhibition of 200 pieces of Italian fashion designers’ and major bijoutiers’ creations that include vintage and contemporary pieces. 

Promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and curated by Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Jewellery Design at the Milan Polytechnic and Director of the Vicenza Jewellery Museum, with Beatrice Rossato, Livia Tenuta, and Susanna Testa, “DIVA!” presents Italian fashion jewellery as the aesthetic mirror of an evolving society, illustrating women’s achievements via transformations in style and the innovation of shapes and materials introduced by independent designers.

From 29 October to 9 November, the exhibition will showcase these extraordinary jewels both as an aesthetic ornament and as a ‘cultural’ object embodying the roots and values of Italian culture.

Venue: Welgemeend, 2 Welgemeend Street, Gardens, Cape Town.

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The DIVA! Exhibition will be open to the public from the 29th of October to the 9th of November 2022, from 10:00 to 20:00.



Exhibition location

2 Welgemeend Street
Gardens, Cape Town 

The Embassy of Italy in Pretoria and South African Fashion Week (SAFW) are pleased to announce the second edition of the Fashion Bridges – I Ponti della Moda’ project, launched in 2021 together with the Italian fashion school Polimoda in Florence and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), with the support of Italian Trade Agency, Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana and Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, to foster partnerships between the fashion systems in South Africa and Italy.

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