Italian hairstylist Aldo Coppola is being celebrated in Milan with an exhibition captivated at La Triennale museum. Running until March 2, the attendant is alleged “Bellezza senza tempo,” or “Timeless beauty,” and pays tribute to the adroitness of the acclaimed hairstylist — who died in 2013 — additionally retracing bristles decades of the history of beauty. In fact, the affectation coincides with the 50th anniversary of Coppola’s namesake brand.
Conceived by the hairstylist’s son Aldo Coppola Jr., the attendant curve up over 250 appearance images attempt by arresting photographers, including Oliviero Toscani, David Bailey, Gian Paolo Barbieri, Giovanni Gastel and Fabrizio Ferri, amid others. Video installations affectation footage of Coppola’s assignment and animated activity spent on sets, in his adorableness salons and in appearance shows’ backstages, highlighting his band with key magazines, photographers and designers worldwide, including Giorgio Armani, Versace, Gianfranco Ferré and Valentino, to name a few.
Divided into 12 contemporary sections, the interiors of the exhibit are bedeviled by Coppola’s signature red through a wallpaper of roses in that color. Roses were the hairstylist’s admired flower, advised symbols of strength, affection and sensuality.
Born on Feb. 14, 1940, Coppola started his career anon at 13 years old. After acceptable the Italian championship of changeable hairstyling at 15, Coppola larboard his father’s salon to accessible his aboriginal atelier in Milan’s axial Via Manzoni in 1965. Meanwhile, he started the abounding collaborations with all-embracing magazines and designers, infusing their appearance shows’ administration with his vision.
A able adherent of the bloom of hair, Coppola answer accustomed techniques and launched his own band of hair-care products. With the conception of new and adventuresome haircuts and avant-garde appearance methods, including the acclaimed “Shatush” acerbic technique, Coppola contributed to adopting the contour of hairstylists. Franca Sozzani, the backward editor in arch of Vogue Italia dubbed him “the aboriginal absolute brilliant in this industry.”
Founded in 1973, the aggregation is currently led by Coppola’s son, who added developed it commercially with over 50 franchisees in Italy and a able training academy, while his sister Monica took the captain of the artistic side.
In accession to the exhibition, a album called “Bellezza Senza Tempo” has been released. Published by Carlo Cambi Editore and with over 210 pages, the art book appearance 11 capacity of images and anecdotes, including an addition bound by Toscani, Coppola’s abutting friend. The book will be accessible to acquirement at Accademia Aldo Coppola and La Triennale’s bookshop at the amount of 85 euros, or $91 at accepted exchange.