The exhibition is an original experiment, on the first floor of the Palazzo said of Salem (at street Vergini in the Rione Sanità), offering a wide selection of dresses and accessories handcrafted created original models 1600, 1700 and 1800.
The originators (prof. Massimo Perez, Professor of fashion history at the Academy of fine arts in Naples, and the set designer Clelio Abatayo) offer the visitor to trace the history of the building through the particular viewpoint of the clothing that, over time, have made great and unforgettable. The models on display are the work of students and Neapolitan artisans that, in the last decade of 1900, headed by prof. Perez have packed clothes and accessories with fabrics of San Leucio and trimmings fine taking care of the smallest details and details.
The clothes – valuable expression of’art of costume – are part of the collection of the Palazzo dello Spagnuolo, that has been progressively enlarged and enriching with the collaboration of the same Perez and costume designer Francesca Romana and Alfinito Squire. For years, Thanks to the skill of note tailors and shoe factories in Campania, the collection continues to be enriched in those details that – through a careful study and research – transmit to the charm and the pleasure of the time.