Fifty years have passed since the very first issue of Diabolik landed on the shelves, followed, just a year later, by the legendary Eva Kant.
So we simply couldn’t overlook the Milan of the Giussani sisters, Angela and Luciana who, by challenging the respectability of that era, the cocktail outfits and elegant ski outfits specifically designed to be shown off at Saint Moritz, managed to create that dark, bad but always avant-garde character that also made a social statement.
Angela, who had previously worked as a model and whose husband owned the Astoria publishing company, established and developed Astorina, which then broke away from the holding company when she divorced her husband Gino Sansoni, and subsequently cemented her already idyllic relationship with her sister Luciana.
Angela continued to work on tirelessly all the way through to 1967, whereas Luciana was to leave her final story in the drawer in 2001.
So let’s combine the classic and the profane, as well as rigour and pulp-generation, starting at No. 4, Piazzale de Agostini (for a long time the girls lived just across the street) with the conservative, essential outfits at Chicchi Ginepri, before heading down to No. 37, Via Marghera, home of one of the many branches of GameStop around the world, to stock up on some of the very latest computer games and then moving on to the Nove25, just around the corner in Via Ravizza, favourite haunt of rabid rappers and female protesters.
End off your tour in style and with a bit of ethereal silk by heading down to Via Guido d’Arezzo, overlooking the Pagano park, to drop in at Vera Persiani for a decidedly 1960’s style petticoat, perhaps?.