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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.


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The Tirelli was born in 1964, it was responsible for the creation of costumes for famous movies and shows, including the costumes of almost all the films of Luchino Visconti (designed by Piero Tosi). He collaborated on the costumes of "Casanova" by Federico Fellini, costume designer Danilo Donati which won the Oscar for best costume design in 1973/74, of "Chariots of Fire" for director Hugh Hudson, the Oscar-winning costume designer Milena Canonero in 1982 , the costumes for "Amadeus" by Milos Forman, for whom the designer Teodor Pistek won an Academy Award in 1985, the costumes for "Cyrano de Bergerac" designed by Franca Squarciapino, Oscar-winning 1991 "the Age of Innocence" which earned him an Oscar for costume designer Gabriella Pescucci in 1994 and "Marie Antoinette", which won him the Academy Award-winning costume designer Milena Canonero in 2007 and there have been numerous nominations and many other awards Italians and foreigners, assigned to various costume to which the tailoring Tirelli has contributed realization. After the death of its founder Umberto Tirelli, continues through his friends-his heirs prestigious activities under the guidance of Dino Trappetti.

The Tirelli Costumes has designed the costumes for "The English Patient" Oscar-winning costume designer Ann Roth in 1997, "The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean" David di Donatello for costume designer Maurizio Millenotti and the same "Passion, the passion of Christ "and" N - Napoleon and Me, "" Cold Mountain "designed by Ann Roth," the Brothers Grimm and the enchanting witch "by Gabriella Pescucci," the Profession of Arms "costumes Francesca Sartori. As well as the costumes for the "New World" designed by Mariano Tufano, "Silk" costumes Carlo Poggioli, "Primo Carnera" and "Barbarossa" costumes Massimo Cantini Parrini, "The Viceroy" and "The Wolfman" with costumes by Milena Canonero .
He also collaborated on the film "Titanic" won an Oscar in 1998 for the costume designer Deborah Scott, "Elizabeth" costume designer Alex Byrne, "Moulin Rouge" by Baz Luhrmann, "The Chocolate Factory" by Gabriella Pescucci, "The Duchess' costumes Michael O'Connor won an Oscar in 2009 "Robin Hood" costume designer Janty Yates and "Alice in Wonderland" costumes by Colleen Atwood.
Equally important, then, the theater works created by emerging talents such as Gasparon Massimo and Stefano Poda.

Umberto Tirelli was an avid collector of antique clothing, which initially sought and acquired for the purpose of study of the aristocratic families in attics and flea market stalls across the world, Tirelli has patiently built an impressive collection that now has more than 15,000 authentic leaders and it is certainly one of the most important private collections in the world in the field of clothing.
Umberto Tirelli was not limited to collecting historical clothes, but he always tried to make them live, putting them at the disposal of the costume designers with whom he collaborated and there are many donations made to the most prestigious museums in the world (Metropolitan Museum in NY, Tokyo Institute of Clothing; Kyoto Institute of Costume and Le musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris). Largest Donation considerable (about 300 costumes) constitutes the core of the Costume Gallery of the Museo degli Argenti in Palazzo Pitti in Florence. In the same regard, the Sartoria Tirelli organized and still organizes exhibitions using both authentic costumes belonging to his collection as well as those made ​​for the film and for the most successful plays, such as the recent exhibition "L'Atelier Awards" organized in Gorizia in the historic Palazzo Attems Petzenstein that has been a big success.

Umberto Tirelli opened his tailoring in November 1964 with two sewing machines, five seamstresses, a milliner, a secretary and a driver-warehouseman.
After the first show (a "Tosca" designed by Anna Anni and directed by Mauro Bolognini, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma), in the first year of the Tirelli designed the costumes for three great dramas: "Three Sisters" and "the party game" designed by Pier Luigi Pizzi directed by Giorgio De Lullo, and "the Cherry Orchard" designed by Ferdinand Scarfiotti directed by Luchino Visconti.
Since then, Tirelli has done nothing but grow. Its activities are mainly developed in two different directions and complementary: the one drawn from the career of Pier Luigi Pizzi, and dotted designed costumes for the theater of drama and opera, mainly (but not only) in the name of the invention and imagination; and that drawn from the career of Piero Tosi, who is devoted to preference (but not only) in the cinema, in the philological reconstruction.
The work of Tosi then influenced in a decisive way to Gabriella Pescucci grown professionally under the leadership of Tosi and Tirelli and arrived in 1994 to win an Oscar for "The Age of Innocence," Maurizio Millenotti, also the contribution of Vera Marzot and Maurizio Monteverde has been critical to building the prestige of couture.
There are many costume designers who have grown up in the "Bottega Tirelli" and some of them have achieved international prestige, as Maurizio Millenotti (two nominations for the Academy Award and numerous awards Italian), Giovanna Buzzi, Alberto Verso, Diappi Carlo, Carlo Poggioli, Plant Brancatella, Alberto Spiazzi, Silvia Aymonino, Alessandro Lai, Mariano Tufano and Massimo Cantini Parrini.
And there are many costume foreigners who have attended and still attend Tirelli Costumes, Hugo De Ana (director and costume designer of his shows), Sandy Powell, Claudie Gastine, Ann Roth, Penny Rose, Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle, Francoise Tournafond Olga Berluti, Deborah Scott, Jean Philippe Abril, Janty Yates and many others.