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Quentin Crisp

 

The only thing I can do well, the only thing I know how to do, is be me”. Those words, having an universal value, marking the core of being, of life, an individual path to go under the sign of consciousness, freedom, lightness, considered as absence of weight and kindness as paradigm of humanity, are embodied in  “The last word”, third autobiography of the legendary Quentin Crisp – su Amazon.com -, considered as an icon of gay culture (, a time and a place, the New York City Lower East side he peopled during the Eighties), writer, social observer and actor – who featured in “Orlando” the movie by Sally Potter, playing the queen Elisabeth I.

 

It’ s a book to have for knowing, discovering and appreciating the bright, provocateur, fancy and unforgettable mood, sense of humour and wisdom of an “Englishman in New York”(which is also the title of song Sting dedicated to him once he knew of his story and life experience, he told in the cult book “The naked civil servant”, released during the Seventies).

 

“THE LAST WORD”, L’ AUTOBIOGRAFIA DI QUENTIN CRISP

 

Quentin Crisp, photo courtesy of Crisperanto.org

L’ unica cosa che so far bene, la sola cosa che so come farem è essere me”. Queste parole, che hanno un valore universale, evidenziano il cuore dell’ essere, della vita, un cammino individuale da percorrere all’ insegna di consapevolezza, libertà, leggerezza, intesa come assenza di peso e gentilezza, quale paradigma dell’ umanità, sono racchiuse in “The last word”, terza autobiografia del leggendario Quentin Crisp – disponibile in esclusiva su Amazon.com -, considerata un’ icona della cultura gay (, di un tempo e un luogo, la Lower East Side di New York City da lui popolata negli anni Ottanta), scrittore, opinionista e attore che è stato protagonista di “Orlando”, il film di Sally Potter, vestendo i panni della regina Elisabetta I.

 

 

 

Quentin Crisp

 

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Luifi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Structure, romanticism and lightness features in the Spring/Summer 2016 high fashion collection by Luigi Borbone, presented at Rome during Altaroma, inspired by Orlando – the film by Sally Potter, interpreted by the iconic Tilda Swinton – and the myth of Persephone. It’s a successful melting-pot – emphasized by the styling of bright Concetta D’ Angelo – made of transparencies, light sporty-chic references, revisited in a romantic way, lace, silk, enriched by Swarovski crystals, light colors (as green, pink, sugar paper) along with blue and many lines reinterpreting the early Nineties, Fifties, Seventies and Eighties – as it is evidenced by the use of structures from Eighteenth century as the pannier -, pay homage to the silhouette and contemporary elegance.

ALTAROMA: IL ROMANTICISMO & LA LEGGEREZZA DI LUIGI BORBONE

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Struttura, romanticismo e levità sono i protagonisti della collezione haute couture primavera/estate 2016 di Luigi Borbone, presentata a Roma in occasione di Altaroma, che si ispira a Orlando – la pellicola di Sally Potter interpretata dall’ iconica Tilda Swinton – e al mito di Persefone. Un felice melting-pot – enfatizzato dallo styling della brillante Concetta D’ Angelo – fatto di trasparenze, lievi riferimenti sporty-chic, rivisitati in chiave romantica pizzo, seta, arricchita da cristalli Swarovski, colori tenui (quali verde, rosa, carta da zucchero) unitamente al blu e una pluralità di linee che reinterpretano i primi anni del Novecento, gli anni ’50, ’70 e ’80 – come si evince dall’ uso di strutture settecentesche quali il panier -, rendono omaggio alla silhouette ed alla femminilità contemporanea.

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

Luigi Borbone, Spring/Summer 2016, photo by Salvatore Dragone-Gianluca Palma-Luca Sorrentino

 

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