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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
Umberto Tirelli opened his atelier in November 1964 with two sewing machines, five seamstresses, a milliner, a secretary and a driver-warehouseman. Since then Tirelli has only grown.
The great starring talk about Tirelli Costumi
Dino Trappetti born in Rome and started working in show-business as press aid on 1965 for “Spoleto Festival” under the guide of Giancarlo Menotti founder of the “Festival of the Two Worlds”.
In the same period he became the promoter of “Romolo Valli and Giorgio de Lullo Company”, the most prestigious theatrical Company in Italy; as well Mr. Romolo Valli’s assistant.
Dino Trappetti was for some years Head of Press Office of Teatro Eliseo, in Rome, and Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; during this period he took part to the organization of shows, exhibitions and festivals, and he had the opportunity to meet and co-operate as head of press-office, with the most important movie and opera directors as Luchino Visconti, Mauro Bolognini, Liliana Cavani, Sergio Leone.
In 80’s Dino Trappetti was charged by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of a project called “Italy on Stage “ arranging Exhibitions, shows and displays in New York, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Spain and France to represent Italian Culture different aspects all over the world. When Umberto Tirelli died in 1990 for his will, Dino Trappetti became C.E.O of “Tirelli Costumi” one of the most important Costume House owner of a very important collection of costumes from XVI century to contemporary period, and in the same time, making costumes for entertainment sectors from cinema to theatre, television and even opera.
Under Dino Trappetti ‘s guide Tirelli Costumi, following Umberto Tirelli’s traditions, he co-operated with some of the most talented costumes-designers and directors ranging from Federico Fellini, Antony Minghella, Martin Scorsese, Terry Gilliam, Ridley Scott as well Paolo Sorrentino and Matteo Garrone.
Dino Trappetti has recently founded “Tirelli Trappetti Foundation” who has the main purpose to preserve and reveal the historical costumes collection that Umberto Tirelli first and Dino Trappetti then, have collected since 1964.