Marina Schiano, the fiery model, photographer, muse, and jewelry designer, has died. She was 71. Schiano was one of those rangy, long-haired beauties who traipsed through the pages of Vogue in its jet-setting Diana Vreeland days. In 1968 she appeared in an extravagant 28-page feature photographed in Mexico by Henry Clarke. In a blog entry, lensman...

Knowing New York Fashion Week is all about the search for the latest and the greatest, 10 Corso Como founder Carla Sozzani decided to showcase the finery of five Italian designers Saturday night at its downtown store. With the support of Carlo Capasa, chairman of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, and Maurizio Forte of the Italian Trade Commissi...

L'Istituto Italiano di Cultura collaborerà ancora una volta con Expo Chicago, una delle principali fiere d'arte internazionali che si terrà dal 16 al 22 settembre a Chicago, nello Stato americano dell’Illinois Alla sua ottava edizione, l'Esposizione Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea e Moderna di Chicago ospita oltre 135 importanti espositori int...

In a vote of confidence in business in North America, on July 29 Brunello Cucinelli SpA took full control of its American and Canadian subsidiaries. The Italian fashion group bought 30 percent of Brunello Cucinelli USA Retail LLC through the subsidiary Brunello Cucinelli USA Inc., paying $4.5 million on signing the deal and raising its stake to 100...

"When it comes to one of the most recurrent and debated topics of the architectural culture of the second half of the 20th century – i.e. the relationship between architecture and the city and its history – D'Olivo appears detached, not involved. It's almost as if he looks for professional opportunities only outside urban contexts, in non-historica...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is halting production of its Fiat 500 and electric 500e hatchbacks in North America, the latest move by the automaker to curb exposure to a shrinking car market in the U.S. As production of both models winds down at a plant in Toluca, Mexico, remaining inventory will be sold into next year, the company said in a stateme...

Luxury fashion house Fendi is to sponsor the €2.5 million restoration of Rome's Temple of Venus and Roma in the Roman Forum.  Believed to have been the largest temple in ancient Rome, the Tempio di Venere e Roma was dedicated to the goddesses Venus Felix (Venus the Bringer of Good Fortune) and Roma Aeterna (Eternal Rome). Its construction began in...

A motorcycle factory sits on the edge of Lake Como in a little town that proudly proclaims itself “La Citta della Moto Guzzi” — the city of Moto Guzzi. Artisans have been hand-fabricating motorcycle parts here since 1921. Lately the venerable Mandello plant is working overtime. Moto Guzzi, in a bid to compete with leading European manufacturers, ha...

Ferrari and Monza celebrated their 90th anniversaries in style on Wednesday with Formula One providing the icing on the cake with a new contract securing the Italian Grand Prix until at least 2024. The announcement was made to a sea of Ferrari ‘tifosi’ flooding Milan’s cathedral piazza for an event attended by world champions, team bosses past and...

Real Talk: NeoRealismo from the Perspective of the Exhibit's Curator — What is Neorealism? Why is it important? What is the power of photography in telling stories of history? Listen in on a rare conversation with Enrica Viganò — journalist, art critic and art curator — in which you’ll learn how Viganò’s passion for photography and the Neorealism m...