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"The Sartoria Artigiana Tirelli was born from a surge of friendship and generosity." - Umberto Tirelli
"I could never have imagined how a visit to the costumier Safas to try on costumes in June 1960 would change my life." - Dino Trappetti
Left, Capucci (1960): dress that belonged to Vittoria Grifoni, donated by her daughter Luisabeth; centre, Carosa (1963): dress created for Gina Lollobrigida that the actress herself gave to Umberto Tirelli; right, dress by the Neapolitan designer Buonanno
Donated by Princess Sandra Caracciolo.
Only 26 years old, he was considered the best designer of the Italian fashion, particularly appreciated by Christian Dior, and in 1958 he created the “Linea a Scatola” (Box Line), artistic and stylistic a real revolution. For this innovative proposal, he received, in 1958, the Boston Fashion Award (Filene’s Young Talent Design Award) as the best creator of fashion along with Pierre Cardin and James Galanos. In 1961, Paris fashion shows, he was welcomed with enthusiasm by ...