Gianni Versace was one of the world’s leading fashion designers before his death in 1997. Along with his family, he created the Versace fashion empire that continues to dominate the industry today. Gianni's murder at the hands of serial killer Andrew Cunanan is the focus of the second season of American Crime Story. Refresh your memory of the late...

A standout selection of Alfa Romeos will cross the block at the Gooding and Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, from January 19-20. Spanning the Italian automaker’s 1960s era, along with a rare model from 1951, are a number of seldom-seen Alfas, many of which are offered at No Reserve. Lot 136, a 1951 1900C Sprint, is one of the most-important...

Where does one start with the story of Giotto Bizzarrini? I guess in 1953. That's when, at the age of 28, he wrote his engineering thesis about the complete Abarthization of the Topolino, the 13 horsepower predecessor of the Fiat 500. The following year, he landed at Alfa Romeo (not unlike Enzo Ferrari back in the day), where he became a chassis en...

In a world where billionaire businessmen regularly undercut wages, mechanize labor, and offshore production to meet quarterly deadlines, Brunello Cucinelli has done something different. The Italian fashion designer has merged the philosophies of Stoicism, Christianity, and German idealism to create a billion-dollar company. His focuses include crea...

The Roman high jeweler, Bulgari, will be opening its first boutique in Boston, Massachusetts at the historical building of 14 Newbury St.  Following the renovations of the brand’s historic Roman flagship and New York 5th Ave. flagship, an architectural concept by Peter Marino is being revealed in key locations across the globe, including Boston. “T...

La biografia di Claudio Del Vecchio, presidente e Ad di Brooks Brothers Group Inc la si può riassumere con una parola: camicia. Un po’, perché essere il figlio di Leonardo Del Vecchio , fondatore e uomo simbolo di un gigante come Luxottica , significa essere nato con la camicia. Un po’, però, perché ha dovuto dimostrare coi fatti che essere predest...

Italian luxury label Salvatore Ferragamo has opened a cutting-edge artisanal centre featuring a new design and prototyping lab for men’s and women’s leather goods in Osmannoro (Florence), as it looks to safeguard its design heritage and skillset. The workshop, which has been designed to save energy and use environmentally sustainable materials, hou...

Walking through the historic city center of Modena, Italy, cobblestone streets dating back centuries meander away from the main square, lined with boutiques, cafes and gelato shops. Couples walk arm-in-arm, laughing groups of friends and window shoppers stroll underneath the arcades. Noticeably absent from the scene are cars - the rules are that on...

Last night, MSC Seaside, the ship that follows the sun, was named in a glittering ceremony by international screen legend and Godmother for all MSC Cruises’ ships, Sophia Loren. MSC Seaside, already recognized as one of the more innovative cruise ships in the industry, is the second ship to be launched in the past six months by the leading European...

Ferrari NV, fabled for its fast cars on roads and race tracks, is packing some extra speed into its factories, too. The Italian supercar maker, spun off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in 2016, plans to boost production by doubling assembly shifts to two a day in 2018 as deliveries are on pace to reach its 9,000-vehicle target a year earlier than...