Museum of textile and clothing industry Elena Aldobrandini

Piazzetta Mondragone 18 (Naples)

The Museum, located in the monumental complex of Piazzetta Mondragone, stands as a permanent centre of high culture for the promotion and development of Arts and antique and contemporary textile production in Campania, as well as its sartorial tradition known internationally. In addition to the historic nucleus, consisting of altar frontals and sacred vestments Bell production, dating from the late seventeenth century until the 19th century, embroidered fabrics and artifacts made in Mondragone, dating from the 19th century, the Museum offers a rich repertoire of furniture fabrics and trimmings manufacture contemporary leuciana, covering the period of the first half of the twentieth century and fabrics and accessories from Fashion Capri Sea collection by Livio De Simone. Particularly interesting is the section – clothing-the result of generous donations from large aristocratic families Naples and tailors among which the most considerable for quantity and quality of the garments is tailoring Sab. The dresses on show Express, in detail and in the refinement of the implementation, the level achieved by the Neapolitan tailoring in the late 19th century and early 20th century. A further touch of elegance and refinement is given by a review of hats, umbrellas and walking gloves, dating from the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

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