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Matteo Augello

Augello-PhotoMatteo Augello trained as a fashion curator at London College of Fashion but started his curatorial career while still studying in Milan at Politecnico University. He has worked at GAMeC, the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bergamo, Italy and Kerry Taylor Auctions, London. Between 2010 and 2012 he worked as assistant curator and graphic designer at the Fondazione Antonio Ratti, which owns one of the most important and extensive collections of textiles in Italy.

Matteo is currently assisting Professor Amy de la Haye on her show ‘Coco Chanel: a New Portrait by Marion Pike. Paris 1967-71’, featuring previously un-exhibited paintings by the American artist and casting a new light on Coco Chanel’s personal life. The exhibition will open at the Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion in September and tour to Palazzo Morando, Milan, in December.

Matteo has thoroughly researched the concept of performance in art and entertainment and the importance of fashion as a performative tool, most notably in his master’s project on Marchesa Luisa Casati. He was the keynote speaker of the 2012 Costume Society UK Study Day, where he presented a paper discussing the history of music divas. He is now focusing on establishing intellectual property over the construction of musical personae. At this year’s Study Day, Matteo will focus on the actress Gloria Swanson, her pioneering work in celebrity clothing lines and her Socratic views on glamour.