Roy Strong. Texts by Maurice Béjart, Edmonde Charles-Roux, John Cox, Jorge Donn, William Forsythe, Grazia Galante, Zizi Jeanmarie, Ute Lemper, Giacomo Manzoni, Cecilia Mones-Ruiz, Roland Petit, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Gil Roman, Eric Vu-An, Robert Wilson, Mario Pasi
1992 / 272 PAGES.
Language: Text in Italian and English
The eclectic designer’s magnificent creations for the theatre (sketches, never-before-seen plans, 1978-1991), accompanied by texts by Mario Pasi and Roy Strong.
This book is devoted to Gianni Versace as a man of theatre and to the shows he worked on, as costume designer, side by side with figures the likes of Maurice Béjart, Bob Wilson, Joseph Russillo. But Gianni Versace was also one of the most important Italian fashion designers. By virtue of the dual creativity that pervaded him, readers enter the world of Versace’s theatre inhabited by Versace the artist – a world that unfolds across multiple dimensions and brings together a chorus of voices. Versace’s creations for the theatre meet in an inextricable interweaving of designs and inventions where materials and models are in perfect harmony with the theatrical framework and the two lines – straight and curved – are carved out in space. This is the story of an unprecedented side to Versace, combining eclecticism, integrity, vitality and open-mindedness.