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Monday, December 7, 2015

Mariuccia Mandelli (Krizia): 1925 -2015

The woman behind the fashion design brand Krizia is no longer with us after 90 fruitful years on earth. The admirer of Plato who named her fashions after a female character of the famous Greek philosopher referencing feminine vanity opened her house in 1954. Her status as a pret-a-porter legend remains unfazed.


On her honor I'm wearing K de Krizia perfume today. And remain hopeful that her vision will go on under the new direction of the house; it was fortunate the purchase of it happened when it happened.

She been known to have said: "The only thing I wanted was to change woman's image with simplicity and respect; without shouts or troublemaking."

7 comments:

  1. I so love that saying of hers! What a wonderful age she got too.

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    1. Yup. It's always great to hear of people having led long fruitful lives. Leaving something behind instead of burning out.

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  2. In her honor, I'll wear Teatro alla scala tomorrow. (and soon also Krizia uomo).

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    1. Worn Teatro alla scala this morning. A deep, complex oriental. The opening reminds me a bit of La Nuit, though la Nuit is much stronger and remains dirty throughout, whereas La Scala cleans up. Very good.

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    2. M,

      Teatro is a great spicy oriental. Takes some guts to wear it nowadays (when everyone is so very apologetic about their perfume habit) but it continues to be a classic. Love your take with the comparison to La Nuit (a favorite!)

      Had reviewed it back in 2010.
      http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2010/07/krizia-teatro-alla-scala-fragrance.html

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  3. What a lovely photo of her!
    Jean

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    1. It is, isn't it? And I love the jewelry!

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