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"Inside beauty" by Ermanno Scervino.

Reminiscing a conversation with a Cinecittà costume designer still marveling at the beauty, elegance and empowered femininity of legendary actress Ava Gardner, the

fashion designer developed his A/W 2023-24 wardrobe.

Photo by Marco Lorè

"All dressed up or "en déshabillé", she was the most beautiful and charming of them all.

she possessed charisma, and her voluptuous body was unparalleled".

The collection takes cues from the seismic revolution the Hollywood Diva, Ava Gardner,

ignited in the perception of the female body.

She was liberated, assertive, unabashed, and determined to embrace her femininity with "gusto", never afraid to toy with the masculine side of her personality nor to let her

sensuality flow.

Photos by Marco Lorè

Training his master tailor's hands and challenging his atelier on sculpting the body in a

quest for the perfect silhouette and shape for every body type, the designer embraced

Ava Gardner's iconography with a contemporary flair, adding currency to her wardrobe.

Undergarments become the focal point of the collection, rooted in subtle sensuality and


Photos by Marco Lorè

The pointy bra made famous by Ava Gardner is back in vogue on the Ermanno Scervino


The house's craftsmanship and know-how are out in force, best exemplified by strapless

minidresses done in double wool, lace, satin.

They expose the intricate, soft and comfortable, structured and flattering, inner bra constructions required to exalt and shape the glorious female body.

Photos by Marco Lorè

Power shouldered topcoats are layered atop short lacy frocks; cropped and belted buttery leather trenches are paired with girly short shorts in the same material, and hooded oversize parkas cut short and lined in a fuzzy and cocooning weaved wool are thrown over exquisite slipdresses in cinematic dove-grey nuance.

The season's shearling jackets and coats are embroidered with thick woolen threads arrangements, while the signature charming lace cascades over see-through concoctions that are both revealing and immaculate.

Loose satin shirts are left unbuttoned worn over fluid sequined pants, the contrast of ruby red and lime green adding an offbeat touch, while velvet suits are overprinted for a color-fading, worn-in-effect.

Photos by Marco Lorè

Beauty, elegance and glamour are the very essence of Ermanno Scervino's fashion vocabulary, one embedded with love for women.

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