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At Formello, near Rome, there is a 5,000-square-metre building containing over 5,000 period garments and over 170,000 costumes arranged according to type and period. The former were passionately collected by Umberto Tirelli and diligently added to by Dino Trappetti; the latter were made by the Sartoria that Tirelli himself founded. Together with the collection of sketches, designs and preparatory drawings in the company’s possession, these five decades of art at the service of the theatre, cinema and opera are virtually unrivalled. Faithful to the principles that inspired its founder, the company has expanded and has never ceased to fire the imagination of outstanding costume designers like Lila de Nobili, Piero Tosi, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Gabriella Pescucci, Milena Canonero, Maurizio Millenotti, Ann Roth, and their followers today like Carlo Poggioli, Alessandro Lai e Massimo Cantini Parrini…

   Cinema Collection

The iconic dresses that made the history of the international and italian cinema and represent a part of a core of our exhibitions SEE ALL

  Authentic Collection

A selection of our authentic clothing from the 1750s to the Haute Couture until the 80s. SEE ALL