This weekend 14 ateliers in Milano opened their doors and the public could not only visit were the enchanting dresses are made or showed, but also enter incredible and usually inaccessible buildings. I went to Palazzo Donizetti, where the showroom and the offices of Alberta Ferretti are located. The designer chose this building for her own company because it perfectly represented her idea of femininity and elegance. Entering the big decorated gate, I got impressed from the frescos on the roofs, the details of the walls and the luxury of the bathrooms. Every single room was the perfect background for the long evening dresses that were exposed during the tour. A curiosity: the building was built as a present from a rich milanese man to her mistress.