Glamour – Famous Gowns of the Silver Screen

The LeopardThe Name of the Rose, Marie Antoinette, Death in Venice – this book presents a rare collection of gowns that have appeared in some of the world’s most famous movies. Made by the acclaimed Italian costume house Tirelli Costumi, the gowns have scored their designers a string of Oscar wins and nominations over the decades, thanks in part to the support of legendary movie studios, the economic boom of the 1950s, and Italy’s venerable fashion and dressmaking heritage. This book tells intriguing behind-the-scenes tales behind the creation of costume history, offering a glimpse both into the costumer’s daily grind and the glamourous world of cinema.

Glamour – Famous Gowns of the Silver Screen is an exhibition publication of the Serlachius Museums. The curators of exhibition are: Cornelia Bujin, Italian architect and independent curator who is a Teacher of Fashion and Design History to postgraduate and master students; Italo Nunziata, Italian opera director, who is also Professor of Theory and Technique of Theatrical Interpretation at the Pescara Conservatory as well as Hannu Palosuo, Finnish visual artist and independent curator, based in Rome.

Authors: Cornelia Bujin, Giovanna Motta, Hannu Palosuo, Donato Tamblé
Layout: Ville Karppanen
Publisher: Parvs Publishing Ltd, Helsinki
Print house: Jelgavas tipogrāfija, Jelgava, 2020
208 pages
Serlachius Museums’ publications 66
ISBN 978-952-7226-56-8

Glamour – Pukuloistoa valkokankaalla on Serlachius-museoiden näyttelyjulkaisu.