A Tale of Costumes - A Tribute to cinema's divas clothes
It is no mystery that fashion and cinema are two forms of art that can sublimate reality. Many costume designers have marked an era on a par with their designer colleagues, collaborating to produce a new vision of costume. And thanks to their talent, the big screen has inspired styles and trends that have also hit the streets. As a result, Louis Vuitton has decided to pay tribute to the great school of Italian costume designers, skilled tailors and visionaries. It's doing so in its Spazio Etoile in Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, a multi-functional space which, ever since its opening, has been much more than just a boutique: in fact, it's a place for research, where fascinating cinema seasons have been presented over the years.
The artists of Italian costume design
The project in question, in more detail, has been overseen by Laura Delli Colli in collaboration with Sartoria Tirelli. The undisputed stars of this collection, the tailored dresses created for the big screen. The dresses and the periods are recounted by celebrities as Piero Tosi, Gabriella Pescucci, Maurizio Millenotti, Carlo Poggioli, Alessandro Lai and Massimo Cantini Parrini. Italian costume designer have opened their archives, told anecdotes about their own experience when contributing to the success of internationally acclaimed films, and become part of the common imagination.
Tailors in the history of cinema
Some examples? The costumes created for Il Gattopardo by Piero Tosi, considered a Maestro by upcoming talents, the art of Gabriella Pescucci (The Age of Innocence, Once Upon a Time in America), or the clothes by Maurizio Millenotti for Fellini, Tornatore, and Zeffirelli. The fact of their savoir-faire being recognized by the Academy Awards is a beacon for the new generations. Equally precious, the experience of Carlo Poggiolio, the creativity of Alessandro Lai, much loved by Ferzan Özpetek, and the unique craftsmanship of the latest enfant prodige: Massimo Cantini Parrini, the youngest of them all.