Going to Cavalli e Nastri is always like getting into a time machine, just like visiting a museum, where you get immersed in the past. Or simply…. the past life of a dress! I love to wonder to which elegant lady a piece used to belong. Where did she go when she wore it?
I picture Sophia Loren walking down the stairs of La Scala, for example, pulling the excess of fabric in her dress a little to the side and flashing some skin, in a way that only she knew how to do it. Each garment carries its own DNA, rich with stories that intrigue our imagination.
I’m not a vintage lover but I do find it interesting to have a few selected pieces in my wardrobe to mix up with my contemporary style. Here you can find selected pieces from Chanel dresses from the 60′s to YSL and Alaià.
Cavalli e Nastri is the place where major fashion journalists, and Milanese jetsetters go shopping. Whether you go to shop or to get some inspiration, it’s definitely worth a visit. I personally love searching for a costume and Milan is a city that inspires people to throw dresscode parties of any kind: Cabaret, 80′s, 70′s or 30′s… there is always an excuse to become someone else!