Piero (1919-1998). Painter, set and costume designer. He had a long and happy collaboration with the dressmaker Germana Marucelli, who, in the postwar period and on the trail of Elsa Schiaparelli, stimulated the alliance between fashion and the arts by inviting painters to design fabrics and suggest lines. In the 1950s Zuffi became well-known for his set designs for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Julius Caesar, which were directed by Giorgio Strehler at Milan’s Piccolo Teatro.


Murad (1971). Lebanese haute couture designer. He made his debut “off the calendar” in January 2000 in Rome, with a Collection of dresses embellished with precious stones. He has a talent for combining humble materials, like raffia and jute, with rubies and diamonds. He has won a modest success with both the critics and public.