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I Vestiti dei Sogni: Italian Costume Designers and the Silver Screen

Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, 2006) ~ costume designer Milena Canonero

I am going to make this very brief. If you are in Rome, or planning to be here before March 22, go to Palazzo Braschi for I Vestiti dei Sogni RIGHT NOW .  If you like fashion, film and Audrey Hepburn, you need to see this exhibit celebrating Italian costume designers incuding Piero Tosi, Gabriella Pescucci, Milena Canonero (she just want another Academy Award!) and Danilo Donati.  From avant garde ancient Rome to Audrey Hepburn, the costumes are beautiful and showcase the very best of Italian design and creativity.  There are a few bonuses– Elizabeth Taylor’s gold shoes from Cleopatra and my personal favorite, the dresses from Age of Innocence.  I’m sharing my highlights, including a shot of my mom as an extra in the film Age of Innocence.  (My mom wore Gabriella Pescucci’s hand made dresses that were originally intended for Winona Ryder. I guess Winona didn’t like them?).

accessories from Marie Antoinette (2006)

War and Peace (King Vidor, 1956) ~ Best Costume Design: Maria de Matteis

Roma (Federico Fellini, 1972) ~ costume designer Danilo Donati

Oedipus Rex (PierPaolo Pasolini, 1967) ~ costume designer Danilo Donati

Cleopatra (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1963) ~ Best Costume Design: Vittorio Nino Novarese

Pane, Amore e Fantasia ( Luigi Comencini, 1953)

Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993) ~ Best Costume Design: Gabriella Pescucci

Age of Innocence ~ my mom (left) on set in Pescucci’s hand-made dress

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