Comprised of garments made for the film as well as by clothing and accessories provided by Italian contemporary ultra-high-profile fashion designers, the exhibition of costumes created for “La Grande Bellezza” reflects my approach to the movie. Paolo Sorrentino tells the story of a place – Rome – where a variety of human beings interact, and so I felt their costumes should originate from a collaboration of sorts. In order to represent the characters, their personalities and psyches, I joined forces with some tailor shops working for the cinema and with a few of the most important Italian designers, whose creations reflect the identity of contemporary Italy. Our designers’ creations are not only a symbol of our creativity, elegance and style, but also offer a glimpse of our reality. The intention was to evoke not just historical but also social, political, cultural and traditional events of our country. The exhibition will feature a number of garments based on my designs for the characters, including: the white dress worn by Lorena (by Rome’s Annamode), the cloak worn by Ramona, two dresses by “Dadina”(by Giovanna Grillo, Rome) and items belonging from the religious order (by Rome’s Annamode). a red dress worn by Talia Concept, and one worn by Trumeau, made by the film’s costume department. The fashion houses present the now famous brightly colored jackets worn by the film’s protagonist, Jep Gambardella (by Sartoria Cesare Attolini in Naples), the stylish blue suit and black Armani tie, a suit by Boglioli, a white dress by Laura Biagiotti, the Dušan Clothing designs worn by the character of Stefania, the hats by the Florentine firm Marzi, eyewear by Luxottica, and ties by Tino Cosma.