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 Celine collection
Produced since 2006 and still in production.
Celine is a French women ‘s ready-to-wear and leather goods company, notably known for its handbags. It is part of the Fashion & Leather Goods division of the LVMH – Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group , and has long been recognizable by the links forming a double “C”, despite the existence throughout its history of various logos.
Céline’s first boutique was opened in Paris in 1946 and created children’s shoes. Then, year after year the success of the maison allowed to broaden the horizons: in 1963 a line of women’s shoes was presented, in 1966 the leather collections debuted, while Céline consolidated its position in the pret-à-porter.
In 1960, the brand decided to change its positioning by focusing its business on a ready-to-wear fashion brand for women with a sportswear approach. In 1966, Prompted by the popularity of leather, Céline opened a leather goods factory in Florence. Henceforth, the brand offered a range of leather goods such as bags, loafers, gloves and clothes.
In 1973, Céline began its expansion in the world with the opening of various boutiques in Monte Carlo, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lausanne, Toronto and Beverly Hills. In 1996 the house was purchased by the LVMH group.
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.