Bridging Arts

Sunday, 11 January 2015

On trend fur in the Royal Academy's Moroni exhibition

Wonderful fabrics and fur in the Royal Academy's current exhibition (closing soon!) of Giovanni Battista Moroni portraits.  This pink and white striped fur bag held by Isotta Brembati c1553 would be an asset to anyone's wardrobe today.

Reminiscent of Prada pink fur well over 400 years later....
Fur in other Moroni's portraits also has a contemporary feel.

This long fur stole worn by Giovanni Gerolamo Albani is rather like my own purchase this winter from New Look....Though Albani's will have cost a small fortune and mine a mere £14.99.