Unusually, the Ambrosiana Library will have hosted great human works. Founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo and inaugurated on December 8, 1609, it is located in the heart of Milan. And was the second establishment in Europe to guarantee free access to those who wanted to read and write.
The Biblioteca Ambrosiana was designed as a place for study and learning and at the end of 2019, served to the brand Dolce & Gabbana for its final presentation Alta Sartoria Show. With this theme that knowledge brings, power, the brand organized a fashion show in line with its previous actions – like the one around ancient Greece, in a temple in Sicily.
Domenico Dolce, current representative of DG ensures that “the most important quality for a man is wisdom And his collection intended to reflect it – as much as the place where it was presented.
Models who wore the brand's creations might have been unaware of it, but the Biblioteca Ambrosiana has rare treasures, like an illuminated edition of the 5th century Iliad or a version of the Codex Atlanticus by Leonardo da Vinci, containing these 1000 pages of notes of the Tuscan genius.
But also works of art like theFruit basketCaravaggio, Botticelli paintings that the cardinal had sheltered at the time … and the creations largely echoed this studious and cultural atmosphere as we can discover. The fall 2020 collection was ahead in these places.
And after all, the book was one of the 2019 fashion trends.