Pitti immagine uomo (Florence, June 13/16) promoted an impressive exhibition. “Il museo effimero”, staged at Palazzo Pitti, in the Costume Museum, was curated by Olivier Saillard, from the Palais Galliera in Paris. The aim was to display the permanent fashion collection of Pitti in a scenographic layout, setting ae premise for a future permanent fashion museum in Florence. Olivier’s choreography, which integrated the Pitti collection with several outfits from Palais Galliera, was unusual and descriptive. The idea was to display historical clothes and accessories, not as they would be exhibited in a museum, on a dummy in display cabinets, but as they would appear in a lady’s dressing room, strung over chairs and left on tables to be ironed. This kind of everyday choreography, enhanced by the contrast created with the style of the ancient rooms in Palazzo Pitti, gives the historical dresses a human element. For the occasion, the Costume Gallery was revamped with a new decorative carpet by Christin Lacroix.