This book is dedicated to the award-winning cinematographic costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini, of whom his latest extraordinary work is presented: over thirty costumes created for the film "Pinocchio" by Matteo Garrone, released in cinemas in December 2019.
The texts and the interview gathered in these pages tell about the designer, his work and his sources of inspiration, including historic clothing from the 18th and 19th centuries from his extraordinary personal collection. The section dedicated to the stage costumes of the main characters of the film follows, accompanied by insights on the stylistic choices, aging treatments and other curiosities.
Texts by: Filippo Guarini, Quirino Conti, Enrico Magrelli, Cristina Giorgetti, Daniela degl’Innocenti
Prato, Museo del Tessuto, December 2019 - March 2020
The Costumes of Pinocchio at the Museo del Tessuto
Biography of Massimo Cantini Parrini
The Secret of Beauty
The Fabric of Dreams
Dreams and Desires. Massimo Cantini Parrini between Collecting and Creating Costumes for Garrone’s Pinocchio
“I live in history and the present is already the past. I don’t think about the future and perhaps I won’t like it.” Interview with Massimo Cantini Parrini
Garments of Inspiration for Some of the Costumes of the Film from the Collection of Massimo Cantini Parrini (18th-19th Centuries)
Entry of the film Pinocchio