The new exhibition of the Textile Museum Foundation is a tribute to the history of opera and of the arts of the first twenty years of the twentieth century, where artistic, literary and musical scene was pervaded by the phenomenon of Orientalism. Turandot and the Fantastic East by Puccini, Chini and Caramba is the result of a long and careful research carried out by the Museum on the extraordinary discovery of a nucleus of costumes and stage jewels dating back to the world premiere of Puccini's Turandot and coming from the wardrobe of the great Prato-born soprano Iva Pacetti. An unprecedented, highly inspiring, multidisciplinary and wide-ranging exhibition that was born thanks to the collaboration of Italian public and private institutions of great prestige, which in various ways contributed to this ambitious project: to reconstruct the events that led composer Giacomo Puccini from Tuscany to choose the scenographic genius of Galileo Chini for the staging and the sets for the Turandot, presented for the first time at the Teatro alla Scala on 25 April 1926, directed by Arturo Toscanini.