By Benjamin Liong Setiawan
This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
For the 45th anniversary of the illustrious luxury Italian house of Stefano Ricci, no expense was spared to commemorate the occasion. A special anniversary fashion show during Pitti Uomo was followed by a seated dinner held at the exclusive Sala Bianca at Palazzo Pitti. This historic location in Florence helped put Italy on the map as one of the fashion capitals of the world—it’s where Valentino showed his first collection. There’s even a book entitled The Sala Bianca: The Birth Of Italian Fashion. This significant setting was the perfect backdrop for the momentous event, where classical singer Andrea Bocelli walked the runway, and later in the evening his sons performed at the dinner. Fans of Stefano Ricci will not be disappointed with the new collection. It is a celebration of elegance, luxurious fabrics, and expertise in the tradition of tailoring. Throughout the show,male models were sent down the runway alongside children who were wearing miniature versions of the same looks, from perfectly constructed suits to leather jackets, and even mink-trimmed topcoats.
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