Sucked into the vortex and fever of each other's passion, Marchesa Luisa Casati and Gabriele d'Annunzio shone as bright beacons of all that was to challenge the status-qui and rock the thight ship of their social circle and time. They detested convention, avoided predictability and courted disdain. Dreamers, fantasists, exhibitionist they pushed the limits of style, opulence, persona, sexual identity and reputation, spearing the mores of the day. Reveling in notoriety they embraced the darkness of the occult, the brightness of opulent parties and the vivacity of unbridled imagination and style. Hedonistic to many, siren and sire to some, eccentric and privileged friends to few. "The Casati-d'Annunzio conjugation was the final and most perfect achievement of the Decadence (Movement)" Philippe Jullian
The collection expresses the couple 'as oné, their styles as individuals melded and alternated as an excercise of style and passion over sartorial logic.
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