What happens when award-winning Italian and American costume designers get together on a university stage to discuss cinema, fashion and costume design? The audience is treated to a little slice of cinematic magic.  There’s the lively repartee between masters of the craft – costume designers who have created the wardrobes for the best-known movies...

My February 2018 article, “Voglia d’Italia’: Collecting Italian Art (1870-1935),” covered the vast and multi-discipline art collection of long-term Roman residents, US diplomat George Washington Wurts and his millionaire wife Henrietta Tower. This was held in two Roman monuments, the Palazzo Venezia and the Vittoriano across the street. “BULGARI: t...

“The only word Elizabeth knows in Italian is Bulgari.” Richard Burton once quipped about Elizabeth Taylor during their passionate love affair and jewelry rendezvous at the famous Bulgari store on Via Condotti in Rome. While I would bet that Taylor knew more Italian, it’s a perfect line for a couple who were some of the many stars who helped the bra...

In the last 25 years some of the biggest names in Italian fashion, including Armani, Bulgari, Versace, Fendi and Ferragamo, have extended their reach into the luxury hotel business. Development has largely followed economic cycles, occasionally defying the odds, but the fit between Italian fashion and hospitality has proved to be as resilient and e...

“Not to get too political, but I feel like it is something that is greatly needed now,” says Raul de Nieves of the public art sculpture he will unveil during Miami Art Week in partnership with Bulgari and Art Production Fund. “We need a sense of uplift and a reminder that we should not lose this hope, as an adult especially. To allow yourself to be...

The Tribeca Film Festival is almost upon us, set to run April 18-29 in New York City. However, the event will have an added Italian flair thanks to a new partnership with Bulgari, this year's official jewelry sponsor. To celebrate the collaboration, the brand enlisted female filmmakers Nina Meredith and Bella Monticelli to create two short films in...

Rome's archaeological site at Largo di Torre Argentina is to be restored in a project sponsored by luxury jeweller Bulgari, according to Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera. The restoration, estimated at €800,000, would take about 10 months, with a possible inauguration date in January 2020. Central to the works is a new entry into the site...

Italian luxury jeweller Bulgari has opened a new concept store in Via Condotti. The New Curiosity Shop harks back to the early history of the maison, when founder Sotirio Bulgari opened The Old Curiosity Shop in Rome's most fashionable street in 1905 in a nod to the novel by Charles Dickens. It tells of the brand's creativity through the display of...

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...

Boston’s Newbury Street shopping scene is just about to get a whole lot hauter. Bulgari, the high-end Roman jeweler, is opening its first Boston location here just in time for the holiday season. They haven’t yet announced an exact opening date, but we are down to the wire and are being told the Italian designer will be open by Christmas. From fine...