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Description : Gabriella Pescucci (born 1941 in Rosignano Solvay, Tuscany) 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. In 1993 she won an Oscar for The Age of Innocence.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. She began... Page:g

Gabriella Pescucci
Born1941 (age 73–74)
Rosignano Solvay, Tuscany, Italy
OccupationCostume designer
Years active1963–present

Gabriella Pescucci (born 1941 in Rosignano Solvay, Tuscany) 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. In 1993 she won an Oscar for The Age of Innocence.

Biography

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. She began her career as an assistant to Piero Tosi on the sets of Visconti’s Medea and Death in Venice. 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.

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.

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. Some of her most popular works include costume design on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Les Misérables and Agora.

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., and La bohème in Florence.

Credits

YearTitleDirectorNotes
1963I cuori infrantiVittorio Caprioli
1967How to Kill 400 DupontsStefano Vanzina
1968I sette fratelli cerviGianni Puccini
1969MedeaPier Paolo Pasolini
1970Many Wars AgoFrancesco Rosi
1971Death in VeniceLuchino Visconti
'Tis Pity She's a WhoreGiuseppe Patroni Griffi
1974The Sensual ManMarco Vicario
IdentikitGiuseppe Patroni Griffi
Drama of the RichMauro BologniniWon—Nastro d'Argento 1975
1975The Divine NymphGiuseppe Patroni GriffiWon—Nastro d'Argento 1976
1976The InheritanceMauro Bolognini
1977The SeagullMarco Bellocchio
1978Orchestra RehearsalFederico Fellini
1980City of WomenFederico FelliniWon—Nastro d'Argento 1980
1981Three BrothersFrancesco Rosi
Passion of LoveEttore Scola
1982That Night in VarennesEttore ScolaNominated—Nastro d'Argento 1983
Won—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 1983
1984Once Upon a Time in AmericaSergio LeoneWon—BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design 1985
AuroraMaurizio PonziTV movie
Le bon roi DagobertDino Risi
1985OrfeoClaude Goretta
Il trovatoreBrian LargeTV Opera
1986The Name of the RoseJean-Jacques AnnaudWon—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 1987
Won—Nastro d'Argento 1987
1987The FamilyEttore ScolaNominated—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 1987
1988The Adventures of Baron MunchausenTerry GilliamNominated—Academy Award for Best Costume Design 1990
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Costume 1991
Won—BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design 1990
Won—Nastro d'Argento 1990
Haunted SummerIvan Passer
SplendorEttore ScolaNominated—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 1989
1989What Time Is It?Ettore Scola
1990NormaTV Opera by writer Felice Romani
1992IndochineRégis WargnierNominated—César Award for Best Costume Design 1993
La traviataManuela CrivelliOpera at La Scala
1993The Age of InnocenceMartin ScorseseWon—Academy Award for Best Costume Design 1993
Won—Nastro d'Argento 1993
For Love, Only for LoveGiovanni VeronesiNominated—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 1994
1995The Night and the MomentAnna Maria Tatò
The Scarlet LetterRoland Joffé
Solomon and Sheba
Slave of Dreams
Robert M. YoungShowtime TV movies shot in Morocco
1996Cavalleria rusticanaTV Opera written by Guido Menasci
1998Dangerous BeautyMarshall Herskovitz
Les MisérablesBille August
Manon LescautManuela CrivelliTV Opera
Cousin BetteDes McAnuff
1999A Midsummer Night's DreamMichael Hoffman
Time RegainedRaúl RuizNominated—César Award for Best Costume Design 2000
2001Un ballo in mascheraCarlo BattistoniOpera at Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C.
2003Perduto AmoreFranco BattiatoNominated—Nastro d'Argento 2004
2004Secret PassageAdemir Kenović
Van HelsingStephen SommersNominated—Saturn Award for Best Costume 2005
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento 2005
2005Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryTim BurtonNominated—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
Won—Nastro d'Argento 2006
The Brothers GrimmTerry GilliamWon—Capri Hollywood Award 2005
2007La traviataManuela CrivelliOpera at La Scala in Milan
BeowulfRobert Zemeckis
2009AgoraAlejandro AmenábarWon—Goya Award 2010 for Best Costume Design
Won—Nastro d'Argento 2010
2010The First Beautiful ThingPaolo VirzìNominated—David di Donatello for Best Costumes 2010
Won—Nastro d'Argento 2010
2011The JewelAndrea Molaioli
The Wholly FamilyTerry GilliamShort Film
2011–2012The BorgiasNeil JordanShowtime Historical Series
Won—Emmy Award 2013 (Episode 3.9 The Gunpowder Plot)
Nominated—Emmy Award 2012 (Episode 2.10 The Confession)
Won—Emmy Award 2011 (Episode 1.04 Lucrezia's Wedding)
Nominated—Costume Designers Guild Awards 2014
2014Penny DreadfulJohn LoganShowtime Historical Series
Self-appearances
YearTitleNotes
1994The 66th Academy AwardsTV Special
2001Sergio Leone: Cinema, CinemaTV Documentary
2002Lost in La ManchaTV Documentary starring Terry Gilliam and Johnny Depp
2005Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Designer ChocolateTV Documentary
2010XXIV Premios Anuales de la AcademiaTV Special
Dante Ferretti: Italian ScenographerTV Documentary

Curiosities

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

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