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Ever the consummate writer and creative, Dr. Paulicelli's intellectual repertoire is awash with new written works and exhibitions! Currently inspired by an acclaimed exhibition on Italian fashion and film from the 1960s, her latest anthology explores fashion's cultural influence and its potent depictions from the films of the swingin' 60's.

Also, her critically acclaimed book, Italian Style: Fashion & Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age, is also available in a brand new portable edition. The new paperback edition comes with a wonderful review from the Times Literary Supplement that reads as followed: 

“The insight at the heart of Paulicelli's earnest and unflashy book is that dress cultivates mood and can variously intimate the languor or lasciviousness of a specific moment or the state of an entire country ... [Paulicelli is] knowledgeable and unafraid to wade deep into obscure Italian films and textile history.” 

–  Times Literary Supplement

For more information (and to pre-order the books) please click here and here

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Fashion under fascism

 The Fascism of 1930's Italy dominated more than just politics--it spilled over into modes of dress. Fashion under Fascism is the first book to consider this link in detail. 


writing fashion in early modern italy 

The first comprehensive study on the role of Italian fashion and Italian literature, this book analyzes clothing and fashion as described and represented in literary texts and costume books in the Italy of the 16th and 17th centuries. 


rosa genoni: la moda e una cosa seria 

This first historical and analytical essay, in a bilingual edition, reconstructs the life and career of Rosa Genoni, connecting her multiple activities in the fields of fashion and design and their impact on national identity. 


parola e immagine 

Exploring words and images throughout Italian literature.