Evening dresses by Mila Schön 1966-1993. A catalogue and exhibition covering the whole of this Dalmatian-born, Milanese designer's production of evening wear.
A little over a year after her death, the town of Trieste pays homage to Mila Schön, who spent her childhood and youth here. The exhibition includes 63 dresses, most of them for evening wear, all covered in carefully embroidered beads, spangles and glitter, unique dresses which were on the wish list of all the most important women in the world midway through the sixties. Dresses worn by stars of the time, like Milva, Sylva Koscina and Virna Lisi, are displayed side by side those inspired by contemporary artists such as Lucio Fontana, Kenneth Noland and Alexander Calder. The 1983 “Manhattan” collection, characterised by its bold black skylines of skyscrapers, was a homage to New York, as was the 1990-1991 “Tiffany” collection, with shiny embroidery reminiscent of Louis Confort Tiffany’s signature multi-coloured glasswork. The exhibition also dedicates a cameo to Nino Nutrizio, Mila Schön’s brother, who was the first editor of the Milan daily newspaper “La Notte”.