By  on December 17, 2010

MILAN — Alberta Ferretti has gathered a gaggle of muses forher women’s runway show on Jan. 11, to be held during the internationalexhibition Pitti Uomo.

At a press conference held here Friday,the designer confirmed Camilla Belle, Carmen Dell’Orefice, MarisaBerenson, Talulah Riley and Inés Sastre are just some of the notablefaces, or “real women,” set to walk her runway in a limited collectionof 30 looks designed exclusively for the Florence show in her role asguest of honor.

“My muses are always the women of today. Iwanted to show my outfits on women, not only on models like in Milan,”said Ferretti.

Others confirmed to walk Ferretti’s Florentinerunway include Georgie Henley, Zani Gugelmann, Tamsin Egerton, OliviaOng, Darya Spirovadova, Nieves Alvarez, Nathalie Moellhausen, EvaRiccobono, Nicole Grimaudo, Violante Placido, Sarah Felberbaum, MartinaColombari, Alessia Piovan, Katy Saunders, Matilde Borromeo, VirginiaValsecchi and Chiara Ferragni.

The actresses, legendary facesand Italian socialites walking the show will be interspersed with ascientific researcher, a lawyer who specializes in family law, apsychologist and a blogger, among others. In keeping with thepresentation’s theme, the Italian designer, together with Aeffe Group,plans to pledge a donation to The Jordan River Foundation — a nonprofitJordanian nongovernmental organization that works to empower women andchildren, which is chaired by Queen Rania of Jordan. Ferretti said thestylish royal has been invited to the show and is awaiting to hear heravailability.

Ferretti’s brother, Massimo Ferretti, executivechairman of the group, confirmed the 30 special edition looks would beavailable in-store for the brand’s best clients and bear the label“Alberta Ferretti special edition.” The designer described thecollection as, “demi-couture,” and hinted it included a wedding dressand cocktail and evenings gowns. She said the concept of a limitedcollection occasionally could be repeated for special events. “This showwill be about women and not only the clothes. I wanted to personalizeit,” she said.

“It’s one of only a few times a collection hasbeen dedicated to Pitti,” said Raffaello Napoleone, chief executiveofficer of Pitti Immagine, emphasizing the show’s impressive location —the Santo Stefano al Ponte church that will be transformed for the firsttime in its 1,100-year history into a fashion show venue. Italiansinger Elisa is set to sing live acoustic versions of tracks from herlatest album, “Ivy,” to accompany the presentation.

The 79thedition of Pitti Uomo kicks off Jan. 10 in Florence.

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