By  on January 11, 2017
Kiton jackets ready to try on in the exhibition honoring Ciro Paone.

FLORENCE, Italy — The fashion crowd flocked to the Palazzo Gerini here on Tuesday night for the opening of an intimate and playful exhibition organized by Pitti Immagine in honor of the life and career of Kiton founder Ciro Paone.

Curator Angelo Flaccavento said he set out to create a portrait of the values that Paone stands for. “Ciro is the patron saint of Neapolitan tailoring in the sense that he gathered all of the tailors in the Naples area and created this whole myth; it was an art in danger of disappearing completely,” he said during a preview of the exhibit, titled “Two or Three Things I Know About Ciro.”

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