Commedia dell’Arte · Couture Edition
To celebrate its 260th anniversary, PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR NYMPHENBURG, under the direction of Dr. Jörg Richtsfeld, is launching a limited edition of the world-famous COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE figures produced by the rococo sculptor, Franz Anton Bustelli, in 1759/60. Sixteen internationally acclaimed fashion designers were invited to create "new clothes" as a new décor for their favourite figure in the COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE group. This COUTURE EDITION is the first time a broad cooperation has been realised between the master porcelain workshops and leading figures in the world of fashion and that their skills have been bundled into a single project. The creations by the designers from Paris, London, Amsterdam, Beirut, New York, Tokyo, Moscow and Munich with their different cultural and creative approaches simultaneously reflect the rich variety that exists on the global fashion scene. The following fashion designers participated in the COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE – COUTURE EDITION.
The designs are to be presented in a limited edition of 25 figures for each designer.
PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR NYMPHENBURG will be premiering the COUTURE EDITION at Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich on 19 June 2008. Then, in parallel to the haute couture shows in Paris, Nymphenburg will be presenting the edition at Palais Beauharnais, the residence of the German ambassador, on 2 July 2008.
A COLLECTORS’ BOOK will be appearing in a limited edition to accompany the collection.
The COLLECTORS’ BOOK - EXCLUSIVE EDITION is limited to 25 books only. This edition includes 16 numbered photographs of the figures, which will be signed by the fashion designers.
Furthermore the COLLECTORS’ BOOK will be published in an edition of 400 copies, which includes 1 signed and numbered photograph by Florian Böhm.