The students of Accademia Italiana interpret Gattinoni's style

The students of Accademia Italiana interpret Gattinoni's style


The history of the Gattinoni label is interpreted by the students of Fashion Design and Jewelry Design in a project coordinated by their instructors and the President of Gattinoni, Stefano Dominella.

The exhibition opens May 29 at Accademia Italiana in Rome and features clothing and jewelry inspired by the four most significant periods in Gattinoni's history, rediscovering the traces that the past has left on the life of the celebrated Roman atelier. The exhibition, designed and installed entirely by the Interior Design department, will be displayed throughout the school and will be inaugurated by Vincenzo Giubba, President of Accademia Italiana, and Stefano Dominella, President of Gattinoni. Also present will be Guillermo Mariotto, Gianni Quaranta, Paolo Belletti, Enrica Bonaccorti, Claudio Cerasa, Bonizza Giordani Aragno and Marta Leonori, Councillor for Productive Activities for the Municipality of Rome. Four themes, from the 1950s to the '90s, will be reflected in the show: 1) From the origins of the brand, developed by its creative and talented founder Fernanda Gattinoni, to the Empire line, defined by the clothes worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film War and Peace, for which Ms. Gattinoni was nominated for the Oscar for Best Costume Design. 2) The Golden Years in which the fashion house was often visited by Golda Meier, Giulietta Masina, Mimise Guttuso, Jackie Kennedy and Anna Magnani, among others. 3) The turning point that came in the '80s when Raniero Gattinoni, Fernanda's son, led the company toward a globalization of the brand by developing a ready-to-wear line alongside its haute couture designs. At his side was Stefano Dominella, the current President of the fashion house. 4) The ’90s as defined by the creative vision of Guillermo Mariotto, Gattinoni's Creative Director. His work was debuted on the catwalk in 1994, in an unforgettable fashion show dedicated to Eve that inspired the famous nude fashion show scene in Robert Altman's film Pret-à-Porter. From that moment onward, every fashion show was transformed into an Event. To create the collection the students worked in nine small groups combining first, second and third-year students, with total synergy among the different classes. Each group created two outfits, with the four historical periods of the atelier equally divided among the teams. The Interior Design department designed and created all of the exhibit's installations while the Jewelry Design students individually created jewelry inspired by the same themes as the clothes.