The haute couture fashion show by Renato Balestra, hosted in the Ancient Rome scenario of Cinecittà by AltaRoma, is a fairy tale. With the background of the entrance of the Senate, the Temple of Jupiter, the Basilica Julia, the models interpret Balestra’s clothes among columns, bas-reliefs and statues walking gifts on the paving of the Via Sacra, made slippery by the first drops of rain. The Master’s creations are paraded, among the applauses of the guests who can admire the many dresses that are the result of a long career in high fashion at a glance.
From the first dress of ’61, the year of the foundation of the atelier in via Gregoriana (“my talisman”, he says) to the one that closes the defile “tribute to Rome” both Blu Balestra, distinctive color of the house, the 70 dresses summarize the elegance of the Trieste stylist adopted by Rome 60 years ago.
Precious fabrics, organza, chiffon, decorations with pearls, bows and flowers in a continuous alternation where the white then gives way to green and blue night. Renato Balestra plays with the lengths and the volants in cocktail dresses, he designs a refined, confident and elegant woman, confirming the value of haute couture tradition reinterpreted in a creative and fresh way.
In the preview of the event, the Maison announced the start of a foundation project and the entry into the Mibact 900 Fashion Archive.