The new exhibition of Salvatore Ferragamo which opened on the 18th of May, 2016 was sponsored and organized by the Foundation and the Museum Salvatore Ferragamo. It reveals the unique relationship between art and fashion. The distinct piece of this exhibition lies in a combination with other cultural organizations such as the National Central Library in Florence, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery, the Marino Marini Museum, the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and the Textile Museum in Prato.
‘Cultural and museum organizations involved, have vigorously took part in the creation of the idea explained, by offering spaces and collections, with the purpose of participating in a combined reflection. It was curated by various different people such as, Maria Luisa Frisa, Enrica Morini, Stefania Ricci, Alberto Salvadori, the expositive project goes along with a rich collection as well as uses clothing, accessories, fabrics, works of art, books and also magazines. Furthermore, it uses photographs from collections of public and private museums, and an escalation of contemporary art was created for the specific occasion.
Moreover, there were many different and unique pieces among the exhibition. For instance, a neckline Salvatore Ferragamo inspired by the works of American artist Kenneth Noland of the fifties, the dress made in the thirties by Elsa Schiaparelli in collaboration with Salvador Dalí, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the dress Yves Saint Laurent which was inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondrian from the Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent, also, the bodice made of wood, of Hussein Chalayan from the Kyoto Costume Institute and last, a gown made by Jun Takahashi (Undercover) in 2005 from the Museum at FIT in New York. Equally substantial loans from ModeMuseum (MoMu) in Antwerp and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam are the triptych by Yasumasa Morimura, Portrait from Takamatsu Art Museum, the installation of photographic portraits of Andy Warhol, Altered Images, son samente provided by Studio Makos and Fertility work of Keith Haring, coming from a private collection.