Gabriella Pescucci

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Gabriella Pescucci
Born 1941 (age 72–73)
Rosignano Solvay, Tuscany, Italy
Occupation Costume designer
Years active 1963–present

Gabriella Pescucci (born 1941 in Rosignano Solvay, Tuscany)[1] is an Italian costume designer. She has worked with directors Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Terry Gilliam, Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton and Neil Jordan.[2] In 1993 she won an Oscar for The Age of Innocence.

Biography[edit]

Gabriella Pescucci was born in Tuscany in the province of Livorno. She studied Art at Accademia, Florence. In 1966 moved to Rome with the express intention of becoming a costume designer for the cinema.[1][3] She began her career as an assistant to Piero Tosi on the sets of Visconti’s Medea and Death in Venice.[4] Pescucci took her first steps in cinema with Giuseppe Patroni Griffi at the start of the 70s, designing costumes that took inspiration from paintings by Carpaccio and Leonardo.[3]

Her international debut was in 1984 with Once Upon a Time in America, for which she won the first of her two BAFTA Awards, the second being for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen by director Terry Gilliam and scenographer Dante Ferretti.[3][5]

She received many other nominations and awards, among which a David di Donatello with The Name of the Rose and an Oscar for The Age of Innocence in 1993.[6] Some of her most popular works include costume design on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Les Misérables and Agora.[7]

In addition to her film and television work she has designed for the Opera, notably La Traviata at La Scala, Un ballo in maschera at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C.,[2][4] and La bohème in Florence.[8]

Credits[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1963 I cuori infranti Vittorio Caprioli
1967 How to Kill 400 Duponts Stefano Vanzina
1968 I sette fratelli cervi Gianni Puccini
1969 Medea Pier Paolo Pasolini
1970 Many Wars Ago Francesco Rosi
1971 Death in Venice Luchino Visconti
'Tis Pity She's a Whore Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
1974 The Sensual Man Marco Vicario
Identikit Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Drama of the Rich Mauro Bolognini WonNastro d'Argento 1975
1975 The Divine Nymph Giuseppe Patroni Griffi WonNastro d'Argento 1976
1976 The Inheritance Mauro Bolognini
1977 The Seagull Marco Bellocchio
1978 Orchestra Rehearsal Federico Fellini
1980 City of Women Federico Fellini WonNastro d'Argento 1980
1981 Three Brothers Francesco Rosi
Passion of Love Ettore Scola
1982 That Night in Varennes Ettore Scola Nominated—Nastro d'Argento 1983
WonDavid di Donatello for Best Costumes 1983
1984 Once Upon a Time in America Sergio Leone WonBAFTA Award for Best Costume Design 1985
Aurora Maurizio Ponzi TV movie
Le bon roi Dagobert Dino Risi
1985 Orfeo Claude Goretta
Il trovatore Brian Large TV Opera
1986 The Name of the Rose Jean-Jacques Annaud WonDavid di Donatello for Best Costumes 1987
WonNastro d'Argento 1987
1987 The Family Ettore Scola Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 1987
1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Terry Gilliam Nominated—Academy Award for Best Costume Design 1990
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Costume 1991
WonBAFTA Award for Best Costume Design 1990
WonNastro d'Argento 1990
Haunted Summer Ivan Passer
Splendor Ettore Scola Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 1989
1989 What Time Is It? Ettore Scola
1990 Norma TV Opera by writer Felice Romani
1992 Indochine Régis Wargnier Nominated—César Award for Best Costume Design 1993
La traviata Manuela Crivelli Opera at La Scala
1993 The Age of Innocence Martin Scorsese WonAcademy Award for Best Costume Design 1993
WonNastro d'Argento 1993
For Love, Only for Love Giovanni Veronesi Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 1994
1995 The Night and the Moment Anna Maria Tatò
The Scarlet Letter Roland Joffé
Solomon and Sheba
Slave of Dreams
Robert M. Young Showtime TV movies shot in Morocco
1996 Cavalleria rusticana TV Opera written by Guido Menasci
1998 Dangerous Beauty Marshall Herskovitz
Les Misérables Bille August
Manon Lescaut Manuela Crivelli TV Opera
Cousin Bette Des McAnuff
1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream Michael Hoffman
Time Regained Raúl Ruiz Nominated—César Award for Best Costume Design 2000
2001 Un ballo in maschera Carlo Battistoni Opera at Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C.
2003 Perduto Amore Franco Battiato Nominated—Nastro d'Argento 2004
2004 Secret Passage Ademir Kenović
Van Helsing Stephen Sommers Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Costume 2005
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento 2005
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tim Burton Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design 2006
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Costume 2006
Nominated—Costume Designers Guild Awards 2006
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Costume Design 2006
WonNastro d'Argento 2006
The Brothers Grimm Terry Gilliam Won—Capri Hollywood Award 2005
2007 La traviata Manuela Crivelli Opera at La Scala in Milan
Beowulf Robert Zemeckis
2009 Agora Alejandro Amenábar WonGoya Award 2010 for Best Costume Design
WonNastro d'Argento 2010
2010 The First Beautiful Thing Paolo Virzì Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 2010
WonNastro d'Argento 2010
2011 The Jewel Andrea Molaioli
The Wholly Family Terry Gilliam Short Film
2011–2012 The Borgias Neil Jordan Showtime Historical Series
WonEmmy Award 2013 (Episode 3.9 The Gunpowder Plot)
Nominated—Emmy Award 2012 (Episode 2.10 The Confession)
WonEmmy Award 2011 (Episode 1.04 Lucrezia's Wedding)
2014 Penny Dreadful John Logan Showtime Historical Series
Self-appearances
Year Title Notes
1994 The 66th Academy Awards TV Special
2001 Sergio Leone: Cinema, Cinema TV Documentary
2002 Lost in La Mancha TV Documentary starring Terry Gilliam and Johnny Depp
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Designer Chocolate TV Documentary
2010 XXIV Premios Anuales de la Academia TV Special
Dante Ferretti: Italian Scenographer TV Documentary

Curiosities[edit]

Pescucci was the costume designer for the failed Terry Gilliam project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Ariola, Gianpiero. "Gabriella Pescucci Biografia". movieplayer. Retrieved 9 Sep 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Masi, Stefano (1990). Italian film costume design and the other set design. L'Aquila: Aladdin Books. pp. 15–26(2°vol). 
  3. ^ a b c Massuras, Caterina. "Gabriella Pescucci for Vogue Italy". vogue. Retrieved 9 Sep 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Gabriella Pescucci Bio". IMDb Pro. Retrieved 6 Sep 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bafta Award Best Costume Design". BAFTA. Retrieved 9 Sep 2012. 
  6. ^ "Tirelli Costumi: 40 years of experience serving film and theatre". Tirelli-costumi. Retrieved 9 Sep 2012. 
  7. ^ (Italian) "Gabriella Pescucci Filmografia". mymovies. Retrieved 6 Sep 2012. 
  8. ^ "Gabriella Pescucci References". filmreference. Retrieved 9 Sep 2012. 
  9. ^ "Gabriella Pescucci personal details". IMDb Pro. Retrieved 6 Sep 2012. 

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