Room of Emilio Pucci and Loewe, Footwear Museum of Villa Foscarini Rossi

The Museum displays over 1500 examples of luxury women’s shoes, dating from 1947 to the present day. The models were designed and produced by Rossimoda for the most prestigious international designers. A precious collection of nineteenth century Venetian footwear is also on show. The exhibition traces the progress of the company over the years, testifying to the local skills and knowledge of the Riviera del Brenta shoemaking district.

The Emilio Pucci collection
Produced since 2001 and still in production.

Emilio Pucci’s first approach to the fashion world was unexpected: in 1947 Pucci was photographed in Zermatt while he was wearing a ski tracksuit made by himself. The success was immediate and he was soon invited to create women’s winter clothes to sale in New YorK. His models stand out for the beautiful and colourful patterned fabrics. In 1949 he made his debut in Capri with a sea collection inspired by the colours and the Mediterranean atmosphere of the island, although “fisherman” pants were the most successful items of the collection. In 1954 he received the Neiman Marcus Award, as best designer of the year. Ante litteram inventor of the total look , Pucci has designed accessories and all kinds of objects, drawing, in 1971, even the emblem of the NASA.

Produced since 2001 and still in production. The Marquis Emilio Pucci’s approach to fashion takes place in an entirely occasional way: in 1947 on the snows of zermat he is photographed with the ski suit that he himself had designed. the success was immediate so much that he was invited to create women’s winter clothing for sale in New YorK. his models immediately stand out for their beautiful and colorful patterned fabrics. In 1949 he made his debut in Capri with a beachwear collection inspired by the Mediterranean colors and atmospheres of the island, but it is the “fisherman” trousers that are the most successful. In 1954 he received the Fashion Oscar from Neiman Marcus as the best creator of the year. Inventor of the ante litteram total look,

Loewe collection
Produced since 2002.

Spanish brand of leather goods and maroquinerie, founded in 1846 by Heinrich Loewe Rossberg, craftsman of German origin, who gave life to Madrid in a high quality production, combining the rigor and method typical of his culture of origin with sensuality, creativity and expertise in leather processing, typical of the Spanish tradition. In 1996 it was acquired by the financial group LVMH.

Footwear Museum of Villa Foscarini Rossi
The Rossimoda museum of footwear is located in the main villa of the seventeenth-century architectural complex Villa Foscarini Rossi in Stra along the Riviera del Brenta in the province of Venice. The museum deals with footwear and costume history and collects a collection of over 1700 models of luxury women’s shoes, produced by the shoe factory of the same name in collaboration with high fashion houses.

The museum is one of the few Italian museums dedicated to footwear. It is reviewed in the repertoires of corporate museums and considered relevant in its specificity .

It preserves more than 1700 models, the majority of which testify to the company’s collaboration with stylists from all over the world. .

Prototypes of the company’s collaborations with international fashion houses, from Dior to Yves Saint Laurent, from Givenchy to Ungaro, to Fendi, Christian Lacroix, Pucci, Calvin Klein, Porsche and others. Pieces representative of the company’s history, the historical period and the social context or because they are remarkable from a technical and artisan point of view are exhibited.

The minimalism of American designers such as Donna Karan, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Porsche is represented on the ground floor, while the products of Mediterranean designers such as Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Dior, Roger Vivier, Fendi, Lacroix are visible on the upper floor., Céline and Kenzo, having more space given the longevity of their collaborations with the company.

To the footwear models are added prints, sketches and sculptures from the private art collection of Luigino Rossi: the original sketches by Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld, the reproductions of the prints by Andy Warhol, and the cartes de vœux by Yves Saint Laurent.