According to Italian media reports, Piero Tosi, a famous film costume designer, died in Rome on August 10 at the age of 92. Toshi has designed costumes for classic films such as Leopard and Venice, and has also won five Oscar nominations. He won the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2013.
Tossies gown for Claudia Cardina, the heroine of Leopard, is beautiful.
Beautiful teenagers in high-collar striped shirts in Broken Venice
Piero Tossi is good at designing antique clothes. He has long cooperated with Italian director Visconti. In addition to Leopard and Died Venice, Brothers Rocco, White Night, Outsiders, Little Beauty, Family Portrait, Innocence, Warring States Demon Girl, Ludwig and Nazi. In Wisconsis works, such as The Devil, we can also see the clothes he designed. They have worked together 15 times, and Piero Tossi is the absolute imperial fashion designer of Visconti.
Toshi (left one) and Visconti (right one) were filmed on the scene of Broken Venice
Piero Tossi was born in Florence, Italy, on April 10, 1927. After graduating from the Florence Academy of Fine Arts, he worked as a costume design assistant in the troupe. In 1949, Wisconsi rehearsed Shakespeares play Troilus and Cressida in Florence. The dance design was later a great director, Franco Zeffrey, who died recently. It was he who invited Tossie to be his assistant and made him know Wisconsi. Tossies costumes for the play satisfied the director. Soon afterwards, Tossie was invited to design costumes for Wisconsis new film Little Beauty, which opened the way for the screen.
Romee Schneider wears Tossies skirt in Ludwig
In 1963, Toshi was nominated for the Best Costume Oscar for his Fancy Costume in the movie Leopard, but he was defeated by his Italian predecessor Vittorio Nino Novarese, who was 20 years older than him, in the costume designed for The Queen of Egypt. In the 1970s, he was nominated for two Oscars for Broken Venice and Ludwig, but lost to the Russian court film Nicholas and Alexandra, 1971 and The Sting, 1973. In 1980, his modern costume for the French comedy La Cage Aux Folles (1978) won the Academy Award again, but lost to the stage style costume in the song and dance film All That Jazz (1979). In 1983, Tosie hit the Oscar for the fifth time with Latraviata (1983), and finally lost to the epic blockbuster The Biography of Gandhi.
The costume of comedy A Cage of Silly Birds is modern
On November 16, 2013, at the age of 86, he finally won an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Unfortunately, because he was too old to fly to Los Angeles, he had to entrust Claudia Cardinale, an Italian actress who had worked with him more than 10 times, to take over. Ann Roth, the famous American film costume designer who presented the award, praised Tossie as the greatest film costume design in the world, and Tossie became the first costume designer to win the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in film history.
Toshis design is original and historical. When designing clothes for Leopard, which was set in 1860 in Italy, he sought out some old cloth with a century of history to make several dresses for the heroine Claudia Cardina. In this regard, he once said: The costumes of actors must reflect the roles themselves in these costumes, but also reflect their lives. Therefore, it is particularly important for us to understand the historical background of the film and study the related traditions.