Exhibition Concept Design & Curation

Valentino a Roma 45 years of style

An exhibition dedicated to the legendary Italian couturier Valentino at the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome which is considered to have redefined the concept of fashion retrospectives

Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda created a scenario for an exhibition inspired by the modern architecture of Richard Meier and the unique Roman monument housed in the Ara Pacis museum 

Valentino’s career was seen as a ritual procession through the building which brought fashion and architecture into dialogue

The retrospective surrounded the Ara Pacis museum, inventing further architecture to create a narrative linking Valentino and Rome