Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sofa Tomaso Buzi, pillow made of embroidered silk from '700 coming from an Austrian court dress, velvet jacket Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, tuxed pants Ralph Lauren, slippers made of mat silk satin embroidered Louis Leeman, hand-painted mask in tôle, shirt Turnbull & Asser

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sofa T. Buzi, pillow made of embroidered silk from ‘700 coming from an Austrian court dress, velvet jacket Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, tuxedo pants Ralph Lauren, slippers made of embroidered mat silk satin Louis Leeman, hand-painted mask in tôle, shirt Turnbull & Asser

It featured during the latest edition of fashion tradeshow event White, which was held in Milan at SuperstudioShades of a gentleman”, the exhibition project I ideated and curated which joined art and fashion: the art of brilliant artist Mustafa Sabbagh, the intense, rarefied, atmospheres he depicted on photo to tell about the elegance of gentleman as lifestyle, the one of a gentleman, the iconic and brilliant Cesare Cunaccia. The renowned editor at large of Vogue Italia and L’ Uomo Vogue, eclectic individual, unique, incisive, refined and above the lines personality also featured as designer of the object which ideally represents him: the glasses, exclusive product made of natural horn by the optic gallery Boudoir Venice by Alessandro De Lorenzo. A little masterpiece of craftsmanship which is a luxury product, produced by the Veneto company Farben 1962 from Laggio di Cadore, embodying high-end materials, having a catchy packaging, a little hood box containing a case made of a wool personally chosen by Cunaccia and a sophisticated design making concrete the Brummelian paradigm “Less is more”. The eyewear collection has showcased along with the creations and cloths by the Milan Alessandro Leonardi’s Atelier Santerasmo Cinque and shoes by Santoni, that depicted what is elusive, the male elegance, sartorialism – embodied in the unique creations byAtelier Santerasmo Cinque, Isaia and shoes by Louis Leeman along with the other refined objects and accessories coming from Cesare Cunaccia’s wardrobe – and its details under the sign of lyricism and timelessness. An intimistic tale, lights and shadows make concrete a vibrant dialogue between art and fashion and talk about a today story which is always a mistery, the male elegance.

“SHADES OF A GENTLEMAN”: ARTE E MODA RACCONTANO L’ ELEGANZA MASCHILE 

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup "Willow Pattern", cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of  imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli "Princess Kocacin", sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup “Willow Pattern”, cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli “Princess Kocacin”, sheets Pratesi

É stato protagonista dell’ ultima edizione dell’ evento fieristico di moda White, che si è tenuto a Milano presso Superstudio, “Shades of a gentleman”, il progetto espositivo da me ideato e curato che ha unito arte e moda: l’ arte del brillante artista Mustafa Sabbagh, le intense, rarefatte atmosfere da lui catturate su foto che raccontano l’ eleganza del gentleman come stile di vita e quella di un gentleman, l’ iconico e brillante Cesare Cunaccia. Il rinomato editor at large of Vogue Italia e L’ Uomo Vogue, eclettica individualità, unica, incisiva, raffinata personalità sopra le righe, è apparso anche nelle vesti di designer dell’ oggetto che idealmente lo rappresenta: gli occhiali, prodotto esclusivo realizzato in corno naturale dalla galleria ottica di Venezia Boudoir di Alessandro De Lorenzo. Un piccolo capolavoro di artigianalità, prodotto dall’ azienda Veneta Farben 1962 di Laggio di Cadore che racchiude in sé materiali di alta qualità, ha un packaging accattivante, una piccola scatola di legno che contiene un astuccio di lana, scelta personalmente da Cunaccia e un sofisticato design che concretizza felicemente il paradigma Brummeliano “Less is more”. La collezione di occhiali è stata esposta unitamente alle creazioni ed ai tessuti dell’ Atelier Santerasmo Cinque di Milano di Alessandro Leonardi e le calzature di Santoni che hanno ritratto l’ inafferrabile, l’ eleganza maschile, la sartorialità – racchiusa nelle creazioni uniche di Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, Isaia e le calzature di Louis Leeman insieme ad altri raffinati oggetti e accessori provenienti dal guardaroba di Cesare Cunaccia – ed i suoi dettagli all’ insegna di lirismo e atemporalità. Un racconto intimistico, luci e ombre che concretizzano un vibrante dialogo tra arte e moda e parlano di una storia di oggi che è un mistero di sempre, l’ eleganza maschile.

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup "Willow Pattern", cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of  imperial jade, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque,

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup “Willow Pattern”, cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of imperial jade, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup "Willow Pattern", cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of  imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli "Princess Kocacin", sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup “Willow Pattern”, cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli “Princess Kocacin”, sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Pinstripe suit Isaia, slippers Max Kibardin, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli "Princess Kocacin", sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Pinstripe suit Isaia, slippers Max Kibardin, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli “Princess Kocacin”, sheets Pratesi

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, collection of sketches, sculptures, photographs, little painting, some of them belonging to his family from different ages there are in the bedroom, thought as a collectable cabinet.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, collection of sketches, sculptures, photographs, little painting, some of them belonging to his family from different ages there are in the bedroom, thought as a collectable cabinet.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, photo by Milton Gendel (from Seventies), Lord Lambton and his family at the Cetinale(Siena) villa Chigi set behind the door of Cesare Cunaccia’s vestiaire

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, photo by Milton Gendel (from Seventies), Lord Lambton and his family at the Cetinale(Siena) villa Chigi set behind the door of Cesare Cunaccia’s vestiaire

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, plaster mask from an original work coming from the Classic age

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, plaster mask from an original work coming from the Classic age

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Canovaean plaster sculpture representing a lion, a branch of natural black coral

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Canovaean plaster sculpture representing a lion, a branch of natural black coral

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sculpture in biscuit porcelain, from the late seventeenth century, manufacture by Nymphenburg depicting the prince Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha placed behind one of the many bookcases of Cesare Cunaccia’s home

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sculpture in biscuit porcelain, from the middle 19th century, manufacture by Ninphenburg depicting the prince Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha placed behind one of the many bookcases of Cesare Cunaccia’s home

 •photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, big plaster head from the Ercole Farnese in the studio of Cesare Cunaccia, huge Hellenistic sculpture of Lysippos’ fashion kept at the Napoli Archeological Museum


• photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, big plaster head from the Ercole Farnese in the studio of Cesare Cunaccia, huge Hellenistic sculpture of Lysippos’ fashion kept at the Napoli Archeological Museum

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, skull shaped terracotta sculpture, with the Christ made of hood, by Alessandro Flaminio(Napoli)

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, skull shaped terracotta sculpture, with the Christ made of hood, by Alessandro Flaminio(Napoli)

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, hat Rubinacci, natural horn  glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir, gilet Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, crocodile  i-pad   case Santoni,  Lopez loafers Santoni, little Gandhara sculpture made of stucco III secolo A. D., vintage cufflinks in ruby and gold designed by Beppe Modenese for Faraone, hand-painted  tôle mask.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, hat Rubinacci, natural horn glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir, gilet Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, crocodile i-pad case Santoni, Lopez loafers Santoni, little Gandhara sculpture made of stucco III secolo A. D., vintage cufflinks in ruby and gold designed by Beppe Modenese for Faraone, hand-painted tôle mask.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, red Amaryllis  in a bronze vase by Gabriella Crespi (early Seventies), Tibet Buddha in golden bronze foil from the 15th century, Greek apotropaic eye

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, red Amaryllis in a bronze vase by Gabriella Crespi (early Seventies), Tibet Buddha in golden bronze foil from the 15th century, Greek apotropaic eye

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, loden Habsburg cape, pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Bagutta, custome made natural horn glassed by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, loden Habsburg cape, pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Bagutta, custome made natural horn glassed by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Chinese vase from the Qing dinasty, Neo-classsic bronze sculpture depicting Homer (France, early 17th century), brut iron table design RM57

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Chinese vase from the Qing dinasty, Neo-classsic bronze sculpture depicting Homer (France, early 17th century), brut iron table design RM57

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, armchair Louis 14th with crimson silk brocade housse back of the portrait on a Middle-European forefather from 16th century, blazer Atelier Santerasmo Cinque made of English vintage cloth from Cilento(Napoli), shirt and scarf Charvet (Paris), natural horn custom made glasses by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, armchair Louis 14th with crimson silk brocade housse back of the portrait on a Middle-European forefather from the 18th century, blazer Atelier Santerasmo Cinque made of English vintage cloth from Cilento(Napoli), shirt and scarf Charvet (Paris), natural horn custom made glasses by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir

Me, myself and I at the opening cocktail of "Shades of a gentleman", photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Me, myself and I at the opening cocktail of “Shades of a gentleman”, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The natural horn glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir along with objects talking about Cunaccia, photo by N

The natural horn glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir along with objects talking about Cunaccia, photo by N

Cesare Cunaccia visiting the exhibition project and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Cesare Cunaccia visiting the exhibition project and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The photos by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

The photos by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

the photographs by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

the photographs by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

The sartorial showcase featuring the creations by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, Santoni, Isaia, Louis Leeman, photo by N

The sartorial showcase featuring the creations by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, Santoni, Isaia, Louis Leeman, photo by N

The scarves and hats coming from the Cesare Cunaccia's wardrobe along with the clothes by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, photo by N

The scarves and hats coming from the Cesare Cunaccia’s wardrobe along with the clothes by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, photo by N

A circle of friends: Alessandro De Lorenzo, me, Max Nicoloro and Vincent Law, photo by Anna Porcu

A circle of friends: Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me, Max Nicoloro(Atelier Santerasmo Cinque) and Vincent Law, photo by Anna Porcu

Alessandro De Lorenzo, me, Max Nicoloro, Anna Porcu and her friend, photo by Vincent Law

Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me, Max Nicoloro(Atelier Santerasmo Cinque), Anna Porcu and her friend, photo by Vincent Law

Alessandro De Lorenzo, me and Max Nicoloro, photo by Vincent Law

Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me and Max Nicoloro(Atelier Santerasmo Cinque), photo by Vincent Law

A beautiful surprise, from Vienna to Milan:  to see Helga Ruthner ( Wendy & Jim) at White,  photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

A beautiful surprise, from Vienna to Milan: to see Helga Ruthner ( Wendy & Jim) at White, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Luna Lanzara and me, photo by N

Luna Lanzara and me, photo by N

Giorgiana Ravizza and me, photo by N

Giorgiana Ravizza and me, photo by N

Vincent Law, the editor of smashing blog Binzento Vincente and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Vincent Law, the editor of smashing blog Binzento Vincente and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The brilliant jewerly designer Anna Porcu ( today is her birthday, thus I wish her happy birthday!  )wearing a necklace she made and me, photo by N

The brilliant jewerly designer Anna Porcu ( today it’s her birthday, thus I wish her happy birthday! )wearing a necklace she made and me, photo by N

Andy and me, while Matteo Bonelli, in the back is visiting the exhibition project, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Andy and me, while Matteo Bonelli, in the back is visiting the exhibition project, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The journalist Maria Elena Capitanio visiting the exhibition project, photo by N

The journalist Maria Elena Capitanio visiting the exhibition project, photo by N

Alberto Guardiani and me, photo by N

Alberto Guardiani and me, photo by N

Alessandro De Lorenzo, me and Federico Bosisio, photo by N

Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me and Federico Bosisio, photo by N

Me, Giovanni Ottonello and Alessandro De Lorenzo, photo by Vincent Law

Me, Giovanni Ottonello and Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), photo by Vincent Law

The one and only Roberta Valentini( Penelope Brescia) and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The one and only Roberta Valentini( Penelope Brescia) and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

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