The strength of the bond that unites the fashion house to its founder, Fernanda Gattinoni, has been the same since 1946, making the brand a leading name in international fashion. She was a woman of natural elegance. Her extreme refinement allowed her to design silk, bustiers, trains and embroideries, creating garments of pure perfection. In 1946 her dream of opening her own atelier in the capital came to pass, and the atelier immediately attracted film stars and the international jet set. The first ever garment with the Gattinoni label was a green velvet suit, made for Clara Calamai, star of 1950s Italian cinema. Some of the worlds most beautiful and mysterious women have entrusted themselves to the genius and delicacy of Madame Gattinoni. An endless production line of dream, haute couture clothes: bustiers, tapered waistlines, flared skirts, and empire silhouette dresses. Fernanda Gattinoni was a woman of another time; and one awarded numerous prizes both in Italy and abroad for her tireless efforts during her long career in the field of fashion and society.