The clothes of Beatrice, Francesca and Pia: Regina Schrecker’s tribute to the Comedy

The dresses created by the designer are on display at Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati

Regina Schrecker
Regina Schrecker – The dresses created by the designer

Three women with different styles form three of the most unforgettable female characters in the Comedy: they are Francesca da Rimini, Pia de ‘Tolomei and Beatrice. Regina Schrecker, the international stylist and costume designer who is Florentine by adoption, dedicated a tribute to these three figures, creating dresses for each them which communicate their history and characters. They are exhibited on the ground floor of Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati in Piazza Duomo 10, Florence, in celebration of how “The woman who actively contributed to the community is also the woman who brings refinement, delicacy and beauty to relationships”, as said president of the Regione Toscana, Eugenio Giani, at the exhibition’s inauguration.

Regina Schrecker explained, “These three dresses underline the importance and admiration that Dante had for women, who even at that time were already the recipients of unjust coercion, and also that Love ‘that redeems, delivers and transforms everything’. They are therefore three contemporary figures who represent injustices and suffering, but also the prejudices that women have always faced: from arranged marriage while still children, forced cohabitation and life lived in solitude upon marriage, up to terrible violence that often ends in femicide”.

The tour of the three dresses

The three models have already been successfully exhibited at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze on March 25 for Dantedì. They were exhibited again from June 8 to July 14 at the Porticos of the Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory in Rome among the works of Corrado Veneziano, dedicated to the work of the Supreme Poet in the exhibition “ISBN Dante and other Visions”.

In Castiglion Fiorentino from July 28 to the end of August, there will be another “Dante occasion” in which it will be possible to admire these three dresses. The Inferno of the Divine Comedy will be interpreted through music in the project titled “Poetic Atlas of Tuscany – Journey with Dante in the villages and cities” by Giorgio Zorcù and Dimitri Frosali, with the scientific collaboration of Marco Signori.

On September 14, the three dresses featured as part of “Dante in Jazz”, the show dedicated to Dante’s inferno by Alessandro Calonaci and created with guitarist Giulio Stracciati, held in the churchyard of San Filippo Neri in Piazza San Firenze, Florence.