Mannequins as symbols but also as objects for communication. Outright protagonists of the figurative arts, an ineluctable go-between for fashion when it needs to tell its own story: in the window displays of international shopping, under the vaults of museums where the evolution of style and stylists is exhibited. Bonaveri has been a careful and creative interpreter of this universe for the past sixty years. The company is known around the world for its mannequin collections, a successful example of the Made in Italy heritage. Testimonies given by art and fashion historians, interviews with the leading figures in the fashion system, all framed by a sophisticated and rich iconography, reveal the secrets of the success, history and the allure of these objects that are only apparently soulless.
Gianluca Bauzano was born in Milan and received a degree in Modern Letters. He is a professional journalist and an expert in lifestyle, fashion, and the world of the performing arts, especially as concerns classical music. He currently writes for the Corriere della Sera (“Sette”), and has contributed to Il Giornale, as well as collaborating with magazines such as Amica, Io Donna, Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue. He has been on the radio (“Radio3 Suite”) and television (Mediaset and Sky). He has curated international exhibitions, essays and books about fashion, music and lifestyle.