Jennifer Fisher knot choker (here)
Judith Leiber clutch (similar here)
Deborah Lippmann stormy weather nail polish (here)
The National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, Italy
After spending a full day immersed in the Roman world of art and architecture, we ended the day with this sophisticated finale at the National Gallery of Modern Art. The museum had been reserved exclusively for our group’s evening event. And it couldn’t have been more magnificent. Now, my American mind first had to adjust its definition of “modern”. We in the United States have a relatively narrow window of what we consider modern. Here in Italy, the gallery included the finest pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. With more than 4,400 paintings and sculptures, over 13,000 drawings, and prints, and several special exhibitions, the museum offered something for everyone. It is the largest collection of modern art in Italy.
When I considered what to wear, I primarily considered the location. As I’ve mentioned before, when I travel, I do love to wear pieces made by designers in that country. However, on this occasion I veered away from that. I focused more on the modern aspect of the setting and chose this Giambattista Valli dress from Moda Operandi. I loved its modern silhouette and the black and silver jacquard pattern and texture. The look ended up coordinating quite well with the broken mirror floor exhibit at the entrance to the museum. That certainly was a fun coincidence.