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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Renowned Costume Designers Discuss Italian Cinema

“Doing Dustin Hoffman’s costume for ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ I realized he wanted to look pretty and Marcello Mastroianni was all over billboards so I thought Ratso Rizzo would see himself in a white three-piece suit.” -Ann Roth

An enchanting evening was had in New York tonight with some of the biggest names in costume design, and our NYC correspondent Lucia Grillo was there for the stories, nostalgia and insight. Among the guests were designers Carlo Poggioli (The Young Pope, The New Pope, Loro, Youth), Ann Roth (The Talented Mr. Ripley, The English Patient, Mamma Mia) and Donna Zakowska (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Kate & Leopold) with Piera Detassis, Eugenia Paulicelli and James Muyskens.

Lucia shared a few memorable quotes from the evening. Scroll through her photos and check out the films that were discussed. 

“The last costume I made that I loved was the bathing suit for Jude Law in ‘The New Pope’.” -Carlo Poggioli 

“When you think of Galliano or Dior, they always go to history. So “Italians are coming” was 1800s but it was camouflage for fashion.” -Donna Zakowska on the Fiat 500 commercial

“I made all of Jude’s clothes here but they had to have the feel of Italy.”
-Ann Roth on ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’

“I did Fellini’s last films. With Fellini, we didn’t have the the short schedule we have now. We would work for months and the producers understood. But now everything is so tight.” -Carlo Poggioli

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