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An old but very elegant coat made of heavy, dark cloth with the ever-present light silk scarf, a wide and long velvet dress with a high waist belt and a crown of ribbons and flowers to be placed on a head of soft curls, a princely gown made of silk tulle and embroidery of silver threads. For accessories, fibulas and bracelets with an ancient history. But where?


In Lucca, art is a fashion story.

Inspired by the illustrious weeks in New York, Milan and Paris, in which the greatest stylists present their new collections to the world, Lucca too will have its Fashion Week(end) on Friday 23 June, and Saturday 24. Fashion occupies the historic centre of Lucca.

A weekend that will see fashion and craftsmanship as absolute protagonists, promoted and exalted by an eclectic programme divided into two parallel proposals: Lucca Fashion Week(end) and Lucca Fashion week(end) Off.

The unique setting of the undergrounds of the Walls of Lucca will host Lucca Fashion Weekend: San Regolo, San Colombano and San Martino will host the fashion shows of various national and international brands.

LFW Off, on the other hand, will be the segment of the event open to all citizens, fashion enthusiasts and the curious: it will involve the historic centre and the first suburbs, with entertainment, fashion shows and aperitifs.


The N° zero edition of an event full of initiatives for fashion lovers.

Discover the complete programme of Lucca Fashion Week(end) and Lucca Fashion Week(end) Off

Alongside the two programmes, three dedicated exhibitions, at the Teatro del Giglio, at the National Museum of Palazzo Mansi and at the Orto Botanico, one more opportunity to discover the places of culture in Lucca and unravel the enigma... by visiting the three exhibitions set up at the Theatre, at the Orto Botanico and at the National Museum and other city museums and art venues.


The exhibitions scheduled for Lucca Fashion Weekend


In the rooms of the Teatro del Giglio the exhibition "COM'è BELLO FAR LA MODA" (HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS TO DO FASHION), a refined selection of stage dresses by the beloved soubrette, Raffaella Carrà. Sequins, pailletes, ruffles and ruffles and many sketches for the dresses of the most loved not only by Italians.

18 / 24 June
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
free entrance


The new greenhouses of the Botanical Garden of Lucca will host TALENTO ED ELEGANZA (TALENT AND ELEGANCE) curated by the collector and antiquarian from Lucca Renata Frediani, owner of the entire collection of refined dresses on display. 
A unique collection of haute couture that will remain on display beyond the weekend.

The exhibition recounts the birth and development of Made in Italy through the display of a series of precious tailored dresses made between the 1940s and the 1980s. Thirteen of them, dating back to the 1950s, constitute the core of the exhibition and belonged to a noblewoman from Turin. Some of these artefacts still bear the labels of important Italian tailors.

23 June - 9 July
10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Admission included in the Botanical Garden ticket


At the National Museum of Palazzo Mansi, DECLINATIONS OF ELEGANCE, a focus on fashion, in paintings, silks, and textile collections with guided tours, lectures, and a moment of... princely!
Also on the programme on 23 June are two themed guided tours entitled Il personaggio Garzoni and Made in Italy al femminile to discover the National Museum's precious collections.

23 / 24 June
scheduled times
admission included in the Museum entrance ticket