Rendezvous with L’Eleganza Del Cibo

Hey, lovely people! If you’ve just happened upon this blog now let me preface this post by saying what longtime readers already know. I am a foodie, I love New York and I love art in its many forms. So when I can happen upon my loves in combination with each other, I am all the way happy. And that is exactly what happened when I visited Chelsea Market last Saturday, where I saw the free exhibit, “L’Eleganza Del Cibo”.  Here is more information on the exhibition that is presented by the Italian Trade Commission and Unindustria, from the official press release;

A state-of-the-art ensemble of 58 haute couture and prêt-à-porter dresses created by both iconic and emerging designers from 1950 on, will be on view at the Chelsea Market from June 24th through July 4th.  Presented by the Italian Trade Commission in collaboration with Unindustria and originally displayed in the evocative archaeological complex of the Trajan’s Market in Rome in 2015 , the exhibition L’Eleganza del Cibo will explore the inextricable connection between Fashion and Food, while celebrating the Made In Italy creativity
in the world. Inside the Chelsea Market – the iconic food destination for all New Yorkers – curators Stefano Dominella and Bonizza Giordani Aragno created a visual journey inspired by the contamination between fashion and food, eco-sustainability and energy. Dresses, accessories, video-mapping and visual art will create a contemporary journey to showcase the mutually
inspiring connection between style and nutrition throughout the last seven decades. Among the 58 masterfully designed dresses and accessories, the exhibition will display original creations by
Giorgio Armani, Etro, Valentino, Gucci, Gattinoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Moschino and Laura Biagiotti.

The clothing is either made of a food substance or has food as the subject in its design.

And there was a small collection of men’s fashion as well, titled “You Are What You Eat”.

L'Eleganza Del Cibo in NYC
“You Are What You Eat”, L’Eleganza Del Cibo in NYC

One of my favorite pieces was this bread dress!! isn’t it weird and special at the same time? Look at the bread bowl hat! And can you imagine seeing the dress with the dried fruit at a party?

All the sequins must have taken forever to assemble in these cartoon bright pictures! And the next pictures are Moschino’s ode to the cow and pizza.

These dresses, themed in fruit and vegetables are perfect for the summertime!

The last display wasn’t food related but weather themed called, Air “Clouds” by Marseglia, a nice finale to the show.

L'Eleganza Del Cibo in NYC
Marseglia, “Clouds”, L’Eleganza Del Cibo in NYC

I learned about the exhibition, through FoodNetwork’s Snapchat account and I couldn’t figure out why there hadn’t been more promotion behind it. I am so happy that I caught this secret within Chelsea Market this weekend. The dates of the exhibition are from June 24th – July 4th, 2016 and maybe it will travel to your town.

Do you visit museums? Have you seen any interesting exhibits lately? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.

Until our next rendezvous …




  13 comments for “Rendezvous with L’Eleganza Del Cibo

  1. July 5, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Love the carrot purse! And the asparagus dress! Lucky you to have come across this event!
    The last museum I visited was the James Bond Museum in London. ?

    • July 5, 2016 at 8:25 PM

      Thanks. I did not know there was a James Bond Museum Hmm, what are the souvenirs like?

      • July 5, 2016 at 8:40 PM

        I didn’t either until one afternoon we found ourselves right in front of it! Souvenirs were books, t-shirts, pencils, etc. I did not succumb to buying anything! Worth seeing if you enjoy 007!

        • July 5, 2016 at 9:06 PM

          Yes, I understand definitely for fans!

          • July 5, 2016 at 9:37 PM

            I’m working on some posts from the trip and this museum will be one of them. ?

            • July 5, 2016 at 9:38 PM

              I’ll be waiting! ??

              • July 5, 2016 at 9:40 PM

                Okay! I’ve been having a really hard time getting back into the swing of things here at home. So everything is taking longer! ?

                • July 5, 2016 at 9:49 PM

                  I totally understand, once your schedule is disrupted, it’s a struggle to get back into it. I’ve had those issues all last year.

                  • July 5, 2016 at 9:52 PM

                    Glad I’m not the only one! ?

                    • July 5, 2016 at 9:55 PM

                      Not at all. I’ve been rearranging everything so that they’ll a cohesive process for me on a weekly basis but it’s so hard. Consistent posts are a struggle because I need to go out and make my content.

                    • July 5, 2016 at 9:57 PM

                      Same here!

                    • July 5, 2016 at 9:58 PM

                      Yes it’s totally different than bloggers you write topically or opinions.

                    • July 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM


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