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Archivio Giorgini

Giorgini Archive manages the most important documentation on the birth of Made in Italy as a brand.
Collection includes photographs, letters, invitations, programs, press releases, magazines and newspapers on early Italian Fashion.

In 2001 Neri Fadigati, G. B. Giorgini grandson, established Giorgini Archive as a no profit organization.
Giovanni Battista Giorgini spent his entire life to promote and export Italian high quality handcrafts. He opened his buying office in 1923, and traveled to North America, presenting a collection of selected samples to the most important department stores.

On February 12, 1951 he organized the First Italian High Fashion Show, at his home in Florence. Then he directed the shows, in the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti, contributing to the worldwide success of Made in Italy.

Neri Fadigati, Giorgini grandson, established the Archive in 2001, to manage the materials documenting his grandfather activity.

Collection includes photographs, letters, invitations, programs, press releases, magazines and newspapers. Some are in the V&A Museum show “The Glamour of Italian Fashion” that will next tour to the USA, until 2015.