GIOIELLI FANTASIA – SOGNI AMERICANI
In the halls of the main floor (noble floor) exhibition of 500 pieces of Gioielli Fantasia, part of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s private collection. Visitors can rediscover the production of non-precious jewels, a socio-cultural phenomenon born in the United States after the Great Depression in 1929. The jewels were worn by the big movie stars such as M. Dietrich, Bette Davis and Greta Garbo; in fact, the drastic reduction of luxury products was balanced by a contemporary experimentation with non-precious materials, rescue weapon for jewelers as well as an incentive for designer such as Trifari, Marcel Boucher, Coro, De Rosa, Eisenberg, Lane, Pennino, Moini to invent new techniques.
Opening times: Tue-Sun 9.30am-7.30pm (last entry 6.30pm). Special opening on August 15th
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