Silvia (1938). Journalist and writer, she lives and works in Milan. A correspondent with La Repubblica since the newspaper’s birth in 1976, she has often followed, alternating with Natalia Aspesi, the fashion events in Milan and Paris, and the men’s fashion at Pitti Immagine. In 1984, she wrote L’Italia della Moda (with photos by Alfa Castaldi, Mazzotta Publishing), a journey to the center of the fashion system (stylism and industry) that was not blindly laudatory. It had interviews with foreign journalists such as Bernardine Morris of The New York Times and John Fairchild, the columnist and editor of Women’s Wear Daily, and buyers such as Bruce Binder of Macy’s and Dawn Mello of Bergdorf Goodman. She has published two novels, La stanza vuota (1989) and Vieni qua, assassina (Longanesi, 1993), and the essay-enquiries Nobiltà della ricerca (1979), Designer italiani (1984), and Ecce coppia (1990).