Prato dedicates an exhibition to the origins of the “Made in Italy products”

Posted By: About Italy on April, 04 2008 in About Italy, Art, Design, Exhibitions

Until 14th April the “Museo del tessuto” (“Textile Museum”) in Prato will house an exhibition whose aim is to honor the father of the “Made in Italy” Ernesto Michaelles, world-notorious with the name of THAYAHT.


The exhibition is made up of materials and photos of the artist and his creations which bring the spectators through the history of this personage, underlining his main turning points in his relationship as disigner with fashion and textile.

In the exhibition there are about 300 exhibited objects, but his most famous creation occupies the first palce: La Tuta, the piece of clothing which made him famous throughout the world.

Infact, you need to know that the tuta, that is to say the T-shaped tracksuit, one of the most innovative and futuristic apparel item in history, was projected by Thayaht in 1929, and it was flattered for its cheapness and handiness.

There are several versions of tuta, for example the one called “Angeli del fango” (“Mud Angels”) which was used during Florence flood in 1966.

Mr Thayaht, who was born in Florence in 1893, was an excellent artist, a creative who changed the way to do Italian fashion, and whose many creations gave a contribute to shape some of the most important fashion houses history.

The exhibition is divided in two sections: one is dedicated to the professional career of Thayaht in the atelier Madelaine Vionnet, the notorious 20′s Paris fashion house; the second part instead is dedicated to the exposure of the projects which contributed to the birth and most of all to the diffusion of the “Made in Italy” products.

“Thayat. Un artista alle origini del Made in Italy” (“Thayaht. An artist in the beginning of “Made in Italy products”) is waiting for you in the “Textile Museum” in Prato until 14th April together with a series of cultural initiatives, as conferences, concerts and workshops.

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