Cinecittà Shows Off has prepared a new selection of costumes and props for December 2022 to take visitors on a journey through the history of cinema from the past to the present day.
From the peplum (sword and sandals genre) and commedia all’italiana (Italian style comedy) to the latest releases on the silver screen and streaming platforms, the exhibition pays tribute to the very best of costume design.

A sequence of unforgettable clothes continues from room to room, including those by the Oscar winning designers: Milena Canonero – for Sophia Coppola’s cult favourite Marie Antoinette (2006); Gabriella Pescucci – with the magnificent red dress worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence (1993); and Anthony Powell who dressed a memorable Walter Matthau in Roman Polanski’s Pirates (1986).
Meanwhile Carlo Poggioli designed the outfits worn by the legendary Jane Fonda in Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth (2015) and Isabelle Huppert in the recently released Caravaggio’s Shadow (2022) by Michele Placido which demonstrate the role of costume in contemporary cinema, alongside Scarlett Johansson’s suit for Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit (2019) designed by Majes C. Rubeo.
This selection of clothing, accessories and props highlights the priceless work of globally renowned film costume and props makers such as Costumi d’arte Peruzzi, Sartoria Tirelli, Sartoria Farani, The One, ll Costume and E. Rancati.
Find out the stories and anecdotes behind these creations at the appointments dedicated to the new display by the Educational Department of Cinecittà Shows Off: themed guided tours for adults and workshops on costume and set design for children from 5 to 12 are available on 11, 18, 28, 29, 30 December and 5, 6, 7, 8, 22 January 2023.

Dreamy Costumes
A special guided tour to discover the precious original costumes used in famous films and series, including Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, L’armata Brancaleone, is the starting point for a journey through the history of Italian and international cinema which brings visitors into contact with the work of costume designers and theatrical ateliers like Sartoria Tirelli, Collezione Costumi d’Arte – Peruzzi, Il Costume.
Dates: 11, 18 December and 8, 22 January at 11.15 a.m. & 3.15 p.m.


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