On the occasion of its 260th anniversary, PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR NYMPHENBURG has launched the limited COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE — COUTURE EDITION 2008. 16 internationally-acclaimed fashion designers were invited to create “new clothes” in the form of a painted dress for their favourite figure from the COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE (1759/69) figurines, the most artistic ensemble by rococo sculptor Franz Anton Bustelli.
Both shooting stars of the fashion scene such as Gareth Pugh and Viktor & Rolf, as well as some of the most established couturiers such as Vivienne Westwood and Christian Lacroix have engaged in this ambitious project. This reissue of the 16 figurines in the collection is limited to 25 copies each. On the occasion of its first presentation at a former kiln hall at the PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR NYMPHENBURG, Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have developed an exhibition architecture highlighting the very characteristics of the COUTURE EDITION 2008.