Edizioni Polistampa | Firenze | Scheda Libro

Barbie sogna Caterina de’ Medici / Barbie as Caterina de’ Medici

Polistampa, 2008

Pages: 192

Features: col ills, hardcover

Size: 16x16

ISBN: 978-88-596-0340-5


A4 / Arti minori

TL3 / Bambini, ragazzi

TL5 / Moda

€ 10,20

€ 12 | Risparmio € 1,80 (15%)

Italian and English text

The volume explains, in a rich and detailed way, the transformation of Barbie, the most famous doll in the world and a lasting expression of style and timeless elegance, into Caterina de’ Medici by means of the wedding dress she wore when she married Enrico di Valois on October 27, 1533. The dress was recently recreated in both life-size and a scale model (Barbie is only 29,5 cm) with extraordinary accuracy and couture skill; it was then presented on January 18th, 2008 at Palazzo Medici Riccardi on the occasion of the event "Pitti Bimbo". The volume comes complete with a large introduction on the symbolism of Barbie, the history of Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the figure of Caterina de’ Medici, court life and other curiosities such as beauty treatements used during the Renaissance.

Texts by Elisabetta Cianfanelli, Richard Dickson, Gabriele Goretti, Emilio Petrone, Ambra Trotto.

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