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LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

ERMANNO SCERVINO, PALAZZO VECCHIO, FLORENCE.

LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Florence-based fashion house Ermanno Scervino celebrated a homecoming of sorts with the unveiling of its autumn/winter 2013 women's and men's pre-autumn collection in the heart of the city. The fashion show, which was followed by a dinner, was held in the hallowed grounds of Palazzo Vecchio, one of Florence's landmarks in scenic Piazza della Signoria, beautifully lit for the occasion. Against a backdrop of Renaissance frescoes that adorn the walls of the Salone dei Cinquecento, the grandest chamber in the palazzo, top models such as Liya Kebede and Lindsey Wixson paraded in front of celebrities, socialites and editors who'd gathered in the city for the Pitti fashion fair.

After the show, VIPs such as Asia Argento, Suzy Menkes, Ferruccio Ferragamo and Franca Sozzani made their way to the upper floors of the Florentine palace for the sumptuous dinner amid the building's priceless sculptures and paintings.