04.apr.2017 | 04.apr.2017
Venice was the perfect setting for the eccentric and decadent Marchesa who inhabited the long white Palazzo right on the Grande Canal that is now the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. A 2015 a full retrospective exhibition at the Palazzo Fortuny was dedicated to her – who else had portraits by each and every artist of her era -from large scale oils to a series of photographs by Man Ray? The same year the Marchesa was also the theme of the Bauer Hotel’s immersive Carnival party of the season, where many of her most striking looks were recreated on performers, walking and dancing amoung the guests, to bring her back to life.
Her role is played by the top model Malgosia Bela whose striking angularity echoes the Marchesa’s own artistically hollowed features, which she emphasized with circles of charcoal kohl and dark red vamp lips. Ferretti’s incredible craftsmanship and skill in fringing and beading is seen in exquisite over gowns of feathers, silk, fur, brocade… All perfect raiment for this expression of the Marchesa, who lives in a shadowy palazzo right inside which trees grow. As the mists rise she takes to the water, floating dreamily through the waters in full regalia… A vision of a visionary women of Venice, a film brings back to life a true Venetian original.
You can visit the Alberta Ferretti Boutique just moments away from the BAUER Hotel towards San Marco Square.