Celebrating Da Vinci - FIT in Florence Renaissance Pigotta for UNICEF

FIT in Florence Fashion Design students and professors partnered with UNICEF to create a series of Renaissance Pigottas, inspired by the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Fabrics for the amazing creations, with outfits from the 1400 and 1500’s, were donated by John Varvato.
The UNICEF ‘Pigotta’ (rag doll) is a much loved symbol, hand made by volunteers and then ‘adopted’ by the public. The co ntribution for the adoption of a ‘Pigotta’ covers the cost of antibiotics, vaccines, vitamins, a anti-malaria mosquito net and a safe childbirth kit.

Therefore adopting a Pigotta really saves children’s lives!
Here you can see some of the Pigotta made by FIT in Florence students and professors - A very special thanks to Professors Kali Swaid and Barbara Candido for all their hard work on this project.

Making a Renaissance Pigotta

FIT in Florence students Fall 2019

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