Monday, December 15, 2014

Sala Bianca 945- The Beauty of White

One of the most beautiful, original and extraordinary shows of the season was the recent Sala Bianca 945 show presented by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino. The event (see here) was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The show pays homage to Valentino's famous white collection from 1962. In fact, Jacqueline Kennedy chose one of the dresses for her wedding to Aristotle Onassis, launching Valentino's career into the stratosphere. One of the most iconic photo images from the collection is shown below in the studio and home of Cy Twombly in Rome.  One of the chicest fashion images ever. 

The Haute Couture collection is a tribute to purity of line and form, subtle and surprising contrasts in the fabrics and of course sublime craftsmanship. Seeing the show inspired me to think about some of my all time favorite white rooms that also represent the elements from the collection. Of course many of my favorite white rooms are from Stephen Sills!

Cy Twombly in his Rome apartment and studio. 

Stephen Sills

Stephen Sills

Timothy Whealon

William Hodgins

Darryl Carter

Vignette by Stephen Sills

Albert Hadley

John Pawson

Stephen Sills

William Hodgins

Sills and Huniford

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Michael Leva

Victoria Hagan

Jed Johnson

Pamplemousse Design

Axel Vervoordt

Stephen Sills

Mark Cunningham

Carlos Aparicio

Howard Slatkin

Bruce Budd


Cristopher Worthland said...

You outdid yourself! This is the most gorgeously curated selection of fashion and interior images in white I've encountered. Each one perfectly chosen to compliment the other. And all favorites of mine, too! But, yes, the piece de resistance is the fashion shoot staged at Cy Twombly's Rome palazzo. Simply sublime!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Great post!

Dean Farris said...

Dear Michael,

I enjoyed this post very much! It was like eyewash for me, very soothing.
Have always loved Cy Twombly and admired Stephen's work too.
Keep up the great posting!