By Ronnie Schreiber   From the late 1940s into the 1960s, Chrysler had most of its high profile concept and show cars fabricated by Ghia in Italy. Chrysler liked how the Italians did high quality work at prices far below what union labor would have cost them in Detroit, and Ghia liked the work and the revenue as Italy was rebuilding after Wo...

By Alison A. Nieder   Those with a love of Italian fashion and warm winters should head to Florida in February for the opening of the "Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945 – 1968" exhibition at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition will examine the post-war period that led to Italy's "Alta Moda" (high fashion), which inc...

A beautiful, used Sanlorenzo SL104 will be on display for the first time at the upcoming Miami Boat Show (February 13th - 17th 2014).   This 104ft (31.7m) superyacht is hull number SL104-592, and has been specifically built for the most discerning yacht owners seeking the most haute craftsmanship and Made-in-Italy motor yacht that is availab...

Maserati is known for crafting ultra-luxury, high-performance cars with a suitable price tag to match. However, as the Italian manufacturer continues to expand throughout American markets such as Seattle, the goal is shifting slightly.   In an effort to compete directly with the likes of Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Maserati has re...

Tutto Italiano is coming! Bring your Italian car, motorcycle or just your love for Italian design. We welcome you to join us and appreciate the style and grace of Italian machinery at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum.   Tutto Italiano is a family friendly event, featuring activities such as face painting for the kids. In addition to all the bea...

This four-bedroom apartment occupies the top two floors of a four-story chalet just outside the resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomite mountains. The 2,800-square-foot home was renovated in 2000, and rustic wood beams — many salvaged from a 17th-century barn — floors and paneling lend it a traditional Alpine feel.   The apartment i...

by Lauren Indvik   Proportionately speaking, Milan, as with Paris, is largely a showcase for luxury fashion. While New York and London have a healthy dose of contemporary and "affordable luxury" brands — think Milly, Rebecca Taylor, Tory Burch, Orla Kiely, Topshop Unique, etc. — the clothes shown at Milan Fashion Week are largely for the ver...

Over half a century of elegance, style, and glamour: Ferrari paraded in Beverly Hills on the occasion of its 60th anniversary, after an exclusive Saturday night gala at the City Hall.   The stunning exhibition of luxury cars attracted a large crowd of tourists and automotive enthusiasts, who gathered in the heart of Los Angeles on October 12...

YOU'VE HEARD OF extreme sports? Well, on Wednesday evening, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino brought the fashion equivalent — extreme designing — to New York.   The triple-collection punch of this time of year (pre-fall in December/January, men's wear in January and women's wear in February) usually keeps designers hun...

This summer, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer a lineup of exciting public programs in conjunction with the presentation of Italian Style: Fashion since 1945, an exhibition that chronicles the birth and growth of the Italian fashion industry from the post–World War II recovery years to the present day. Program highlights include a con...