April 8, 2022
Last night saw the wonderful launch at the Casino Maltese of Caroline Tonna's book titled
Leandro Preziosi, a highly competent pioneer camera artist, was for fashion in Malta in the nineteenth century what Antoine Favray was for it in the eighteenth – without the benefit of colour. He recorded with loving precision what was indigenous in clothing, and what was cosmopolitan. His full-figure portraits immortalised the clothes of the sitters as an integral part of their persona.
The book is now available for purchase!