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Italian footwear brand Sergio Rossi paid homage to Memphis design with an installation and dinner at 10 Corso Como. Photography: Getty Images for Sergio Rossi
Creative Director Francesco Russo, whose spring 2013 collection was inspired by the bold graphics of the Milanese design collective, oversaw the installation of 'Sergio Rossi Meets Memphis', which has now transferred to Galleria Post Design on via della Moscova, 27
The Sergio Rossi shoes were alluringly set off by vintage glassware and table top items, loaned from Galleria Memphis di Milano
A view of the 'Sergio Rossi Meets Memphis' installation in Corso Como's upstairs gallery
Shoes were displayed on black and white pedestals covered in signature Memphis patterns
After the exhibit, Russo and Sergio Rossi CEO Christope Melard, hosted an intimate dinner downstairs for guests
Now that the weather in Milan is officially frosty, guests of Sergio Rossi were more than happy to gather inside 10 Corso Como's cozy, Christmas-lit confines
On the menu, was full-flavored, soft pillows of mozzarella di buffala cheese were followed by a fresh tartar of tuna with hearty chunks of ripe avocado, pumpkin-filled ravioli and the best panettone in town, handpicked from Pasticceria Marchesi
Guests at the dinner included the likes of Franca Sozzani, Carla Sozzani, Nina Yashar, Andrea Pompilio, Teresa Missoni, Luca Guadagnino, and Saturnino
Fashion happily snuggles up with design at 'Sergio Rossi meets Memphis'
The entrance to the 'Sergio Rossi meets Memphis' exhibit
Installation view of 'Sergio Rossi Meets Memphis'
The façade of 10 Corso Como, in its full festive glory
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