The exhibition DIVA! Il Glamour Italiano nel Gioiello Moda (DIVA! Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewellery), curated by Prof. Alba Cappellieri from the Milan Polytechnic, comes to Tripoli after a long tour that started in Abu Dhabi in 2021.
This new stage of the exhibition, organised by the Italian Embassy in cooperation with the Old City Administration and the Department of Antiquities of Libya, recorded great turnout on the occasion of its opening on 30 September.
The 200 pieces of Italian jewellery, among the best and most refined expressions of national craftsmanship, will be on display until 14 October in the evocative setting of Dar Abdalah Crista, an ancient building located in the city’s historic centre, before moving on to China.
The exhibition, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, showcases the excellence of Italian fashion jewellery, thus contributing to enhancing the “Made in Italy” brand reputation in the world.
A journey through the history of Italian jewellery, illustrated by Susanna Testa and Beatrice Rossato, researchers in Design at the Milan Polytechnic, which since the 1950s has been reflecting style, values and society. Creations by stylists, fashion jewellery creators and independent designers, showing how quality stems not only from the preciousness of materials but above all from the intangible value of creativity, craftsmanship and innovation.
Italian Ambassador Gianluca Alberini said: “It is an art that blends well with Libyan tradition and culture in which goldsmith’s craftsmanship has played an important role in local customs and traditions. An art that inspired great masters, including the Italian Guido Angelini, who – over the decades of his activity in Tripoli in the mid-20th century – studied and interpreted Libyan jewellery, teaching many young people the wonderful art of chiseling”.