Prada x Opera Pompidou
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Central Pompidou enlisted the services of the world-renowned Italian artist in order to breathe a new perspective to the interpretation of art pieces, both modern and contemporary.
The twelve costumes created were for Arlequin, Anne Boleyn, Christian Schad, Elvis Presley, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, La Dame à l’hermine, Madame Moitessier, La Marquise Luisa Casati, Le Comte Robert de Montesquiou, La Divine en Bleu, and Madame de Pompadour.
Francesco Vezzoli commented: “True works of art are born, in most cases, as gestures of love, anger, passion and desire. Then time covers them with dust and tarnishes them. It increases the symbolic and financial value but it slowly deteriorates the emotional value. The singers of ‘Opéra Pompidou’ sing about their love to subjects painted by the greatest masters in the history of art precisely as if the hands of the clock had moved back in time and tonight Marchesa Casati and Niki de Saint Phalle wanted to wear their most audacious clothes and seduce all of the men, even the most reserved.”