Egypt Hosts a Luxury 50th Anniversary Celebration for Stefano Ricci

Egypt Hosts a Luxury 50th Anniversary Celebration for Stefano Ricci

A remarkable fashion display honoring Stefano Ricci's 50th anniversary took place on Sunday night in Egypt. The temple of Hatshepsut, one of the best-preserved temples with its regal portico and backed by a chain of limestone cliffs overlooking the site of Deir el-Bahari, was chosen as the setting for the show by the Florentine house, which specialised in extremely high-end men's clothing. The temple is located on the outskirts of Luxor. It collected about 400 people for this occasion.

This fashion show is the first of its kind to ever be held in this city. Founder Stefano Ricci found it difficult to control his emotions. "This evening holds a particular place in my heart. Luxor captured my heart 25 years ago. I had no doubt that I would have fantasised of doing a fashion show there when I first set foot in this shrine. And as of right now, the wish has come true "He added while grinning widely.

His two sons, Filippo, in charge of style, and Niccolo, in charge of general management, have supported the company for more than 15 years. He and his wife, Claudia, founded a small tie workshop exactly 50 years ago in October 1972. Since then, it has grown into an ultra-luxurious men's ready-to-wear brand that is 100% Made in Italy.

The evening began with Aida, a Verdi opera that takes place in Egypt, performed by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, a longtime friend of the businessman. Following this, the first models started to make their way down the temple's grand staircase against a backdrop of 25 enormous sculptures of Queen Hatshepsut, who was carved with masculine features because she was made pharaoh. The interior design and set design are incredibly cinematic, evoking the peplums of classic Hollywood.

The presentation immediately made an impression with a string of exquisite evening attire, beginning with three first brilliant ensembles that featured black slacks and opulent jackets made from golden silk strands. Tuxedos, double-breasted blazers, and gold two-button coats made of glistening blue or copper brocade came next.

The long maharajah jackets and the Egyptian-inspired jacquards both have an oriental flavor. "This is a collection to celebrate, not to look back on. These are the spring/summer 2023 models, and the majority of them will be built to order in small quantities. The Antico Setificio Fiorentino, one of the oldest silk manufacturers in Europe, is located in Fiesole, in the hills north of Florence, and all of the designs were woven in mixed silks there. The Ricci family purchased the Antico Setificio Fiorentino in 2010.