Dolce & Gabbana and Baz Luhrmann honoured at the La Fondazione NY 2014 Gala
Held at the Museum of the Moving Image
Last night Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana received a special award from the La Fondazione NY and surprised guests with 'Nero Sicilia' – a one-night-only exhibition. The pop-up showcase exhibited 24 looks all inspired by Italian Neorealism.
The world of cinema has always been one of the designer duo's greatest sources of inspiration – and in particular, the Italian neo-realist movies:
"Neo-realism used a narrative technique that could be defined as raw and honest. Its protagonists were often ordinary people, and it told a story about life and dreams: a desire to start over, to improve one's position in life, to leave the past behind, and to build a better future."
The glamourous evening, which took place at NYC's Museum of the Moving Image, marked La Fondazione NY’s third annual gala. This year the foundation honoured three pioneering individuals: Italian design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, creators of the iconic fashion label Dolce & Gabbana, and the celebrated Academy Award-winning director and patron of cinema Baz Luhrmann.
La Fondazione NY is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to support young Italian artists by promoting their integration in the American cultural landscape. The foundation also supports young American artists, providing access to highly regarded training opportunities in Italy.
Among the three honourees, the guests at the 3rd annual La Fondazione NY cocktail and dinner included Coco Brandolini d’Adda, Katie Couric, Anh Duong, Sophia Sanchez Barrenechea, Julian Schnabel among others.