Art Fashion

Peek Inside Fashion Designer Veronica de Piante's Art-Filled West Village Townhouse

Gordon Parks, Ingrid Bergman at Stromboli, 1949; Arthur Leipzig, Subway Lovers, 1949; Bob Gruen, Mick Jagger with Guitar – Recording Studio, 1972 .

In his 1750 work La Pamela, Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni writes, “The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it.” Veronica de Piante first encountered the godfather of the modern Italian comedy as a teenager studying for her A-levels in the United Kingdom. Today, the designer of her eponymous ready-to-wear line is sipping tea from a Snoopy mug in her sprawling West Village home, pining for a visit to the Venice of Goldoni’s era.

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