Town & Country (USA)
Venice, VIDI, VICI
But first, let’s master the Italian art of sprezzatura.
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Since it was founded, in 1895, to celebrate the silver anniversary of King Umberto I and Margherita of Savoy, the Venice Biennale has cemented the reputations of global contemporary talent. At this year’s “Olympics of the art world,” Team USA will be represented by the sculptor Simone Leigh, who is dedicating her entire exhibition to the contributions of Black women. APRIL 23–NOVEMBER 27
WHAT ARE WE WEARING?
Baldassare Castiglione coined the term sprezzatura in his 1528 guide to life, The Book of the Courtier, defining it as the art of studied nonchalance, a virtue to be applied in all aspects of life. Half a millennium later, Italians still faithfully adhere to the code. How can the rest of us? A Rolex Oyster Perpetual, perennial classic, is a start. Factor in the handcrafted yellow dial? Now that’s sprezzatura.