Famous Gowns of the Silver Screen

Museum Gustaf 26.9.2020—10.1.2021

Awarded costumes of Rome legendary costume house Tirelli Costumi from classic motion pictures and theatre.

The Cinecittà movie studio with its huge international productions, the La Dolce Vita street, Via Veneto, with its movie stars and paparazzi, and the 1950s economic boom combined with high-quality, creative Italian craftsmanship created in Rome legendary costume houses for theatre and cinema.

One of them is Tirelli Costumi, whose costumes have brought to Italy numerous Oscar wins and nominations and other international awards. These include The Taming of the Shrew, starring Elisabeth Taylor, Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, and Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

The exhibition Glamour – Famous Gowns of the Silver Screen brings to Serlachius Museums these award-winning costumes. In addition to the costumes, the exhibition includes jewellery, costume sketches, fabric samples, interviews with directors, costume designers and costume makers, as well as photographic material from the everyday life of a costume house.  Curators of the exhibition are Cornelia Bujin, Italo Nunziata and Hannu Palosuo.

Selection of movies, in which the dresses of the exhibition have been used:
Pier Paolo Pasolini: Medea
Franco Zeffirelli: The Taming of the Shrew, La Traviata
Luchino Visconti: Death in VeniceThe LeopardLudwig 
Federico Fellini: Fellini’s Casanova 
Milos Forman: Amadeus
Martin Scorsese: The Age of Innocence 
Antony Mighella: The English Patient 
Mel Gibson: The Passion of the Christ
Jean-Jacque Annaud: The Name of the Rose
Mauro Bolognini: The Lady of Camellias
Bernard Rose: Anna Karenina
Sergio Leone: Once Upon a Time in America
Sofia Coppola: Marie Antoinette 


Glamour – Famous Gowns of the Silver Screen