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"Clothes vs Costumes": A Lecture by Costume Designer Anna Lombardi



"Clothes vs Costumes": A Lecture by Costume Designer Anna Lombardi

29 maggio

As part of this initiative, a series of events dedicated to numerous filmmaking careers, including masterclasses and screenings will be presented. Coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, and organized by the Italian Cultural Institute, Luce Cinecitta', ANICA and AFI, FARE CINEMA: THE ITALIAN MOVIE INDUSTRY promotes the fine quality of the Italian movie industry abroad.

Costume Designer Anna Lombardi will illustrate the unique craft of a costume designer by examining the structure and methodology of the work and expertise it entails. As part of this lecture, she will analyze the difference between costumes chosen for a film set in a contemporary time period and one set in the 1950s. Photographs and film clips will be shown from the following films: "Brutti e Cattivi" (2017) by Cosimo Gomez and "Voice From The Stone" (2017) by Eric D. Howell, the costumes for both of which were designed by Anna Lombardi. The reciprocal influence of Fashion and Cinema will be highlighted, as well as the close relationship the costume designer has with the make-up and hair stylists, photographer and director.

Anna Lombardi is a Costume Designer from Rome. She studied Arts and Design at the Fine Arts High School in Via Ripetta and later she graduated with a BA in Fashion Design at Central/Saint Martin’s in London.
Whilst still at college, she started her first work experience in the London Fashion Week. After graduation she returned to Italy where she collaborated with the couture house “Irene Galitzine” before designing her first theatre show, from which she moved on to being a stylist and costume designer for commercials and pop videos collaborating for decades with worldacclaimed directors. She has been an assistant to Academy Award winning designers such as Sandy Powell, Alexandra Byrne, Colleen Atwood, Gabriella Pescucci, Janty Yates on movies such as Gangs of New York (M. Scorsese), The Aviator /M. Scorsese) , Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (John Madden, The Borgias (N. Jordan) All The Money in The World (Ridley Scott) and many others. In the last decade she has been designing for short-movies, theatre shows, Tv shows such as The Amazing Race and American Next Top Model, The Sopranos, Tyrant and feature films such as Anita B. by Roberto Faenza nominated for Best Costumes in the Feature Film Category at the Premio di Berenice Awards;Voice from the Stone by Eric D. Howell; Brutti e Cattivi nominated for Best Costumes at the Academy Davide di Donatello Awards. Alongside her designing career she has collaborated with Film Festivals, has organized Costume Exhibitions and has been holding seminars and courses on Costume Design.

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Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 500 N Michigan Ave,