MILAN — An exhibit spanning more than four decades of Italian fashion and culture seen through the lens of photographer Bob Krieger was unveiled today at the Palazzo Morando museum in Milan, located in an 18th-century building in the tony district near Via Montenapoleone.
Opening tomorrow and running through June 30, the “Bob Krieger Imagine. Living through fashion and music. ’60 ’70 ’80 ’90” exhibition displays around 200 images, alternating editorials and iconic campaigns of Valentino, Gianfranco Ferrè, Versace, Missoni, Laura Biagiotti, Gucci and Fendi, with portraits of Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Miuccia Prada and models Linda Evangelista, Iman and Janice Dickinson.
“I had a problem: When asleep, I could hear the voices coming from all the suitcases I had in the next room that I didn’t dare to open for a long time,” recalled Krieger, referencing his private collection of imagery treasured in a range of luggage.
Maria Grazia Vernuccio, who is a longtime friend of Krieger and curated the exhibition, convinced the photographer to look back at his archives and helped him in the “difficult selection” of the most significant images to showcase at the venue.
Through a black-and-white setup conceived by architect Carlo Colombo and juxtaposing three-dimensional mood boards