Visionary. Dreamer. Designer. Film director. Writer. Creator and destroyer. Federico Fellini is the icon of Italian cinema in the imaginary collective world.
Imagine the Master as designer of his characters. Throughout his career he is tied to the aesthetic style of his works.
Fellini drew and was planning clothes. He made them alive. Like a second skin on the characters.
Fellini designer, Fellini in fashion. “La Dolce Vita”, by admission of the director, was inspired by the inventor of the clothes “bag” Balenciaga.
“La Dolce Vita is inspired by a gown of Cristobal Balenciaga in 1957; the film Roma by a bikini. ” said Fellini.
Unforgettable in our minds, is the black bustier that covered a buttery and deliciously sensual Anita Ekberg, in the cult scene in the Trevi Fountain. The Bikini, swimsuit able to make a stir at its appearance, profoundly influenced “Rome” Film. He conceived the idea and design of all the clothes of “Satyricon”, the costumes for “Casanova”, designed by Fellini and processed by Danilo Donati, the Roberto Benigni inconsistent sneakers under an elegant tuxedo in “the Voice of the Moon.”
Anticipating trends, creative all around but also influential figure on a world that does not belong to him, the world of fashion.
Some of the most famous and greatest designers in the world have been inspired, in the course of their campaigns or parades. Dolce and Gabbana, during a runway show, made reconstruct the Trevi Fountain and, not satisfied, they plunge in a model, just like in the movie. Moschino in 1988, chose as inspiration the film “The Clown”, playing a circus during the “Great Parade” runway show. Etro, with “Kean Etro”, recreated a glittering catwalk-ramp, taken from the movie “City of Women.” Jean Paul Gaultier filming the famous lines marinades on the shirts, seen in “Amarcord”. Emblematic is the dress, from the realistic aspect, with the five breasts inspired by the film Capitoline Wolf “Roma”, designed by stylist Neapolitan Francesco Scognamiglio.
Curiosity perhaps forgotten: the number of French Vogue signed Federico Fellini, complete with a picture story doc with Marcello Mastroianni in Mandrake tuxedo and a service of Fashion & Food.
The immense director and designer of himself. In the collective unconscious Fellini is remembered with his inevitable Borsalino hat always to disguise baldness, his red scarf symbol of power and third eye-glasses to watch with a disenchanted filter the world.