Art Agency Cerratelli. Tailor shop providing costumes for the theater and film, opened in Florence in 1919 on the initiative of the baritone Arturo Cerratelli. He was oe of the first performers in La Bohème.
It is the oldest in Italy. Furthermore it has always belonged to the Cerratelli family, whose members work there. It has worked on countless plays, operas, and films. Many costume designers have made use of its expertise, among them Sensani, Anna Anni, Maria De Matteis, Danilo Donati, Marcel Escoffier, Ezio Frigerio, and Pier Luigi Pizzi.
It first worked in the cinema with An Adventure of Salvator Rosa, followed by El Cid, A Room With A View and many films by Franco Zeffirelli, from The Taming of the Shrew to Brother Sun, Sister Moon.Moreover the firm’s story was told in 1972 in an exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.
Costumes by Art Agency Cerratelli have been an important part of many other exhibitions, including Visuality of May (Florence, Forte di Belvedere, 1979), Franco Zeffirelli (Tokyo, Seibu, 1989), The Enchanting Artifice between Music and Vision. The Melodrama in Cinema (Milan, Museo della Scala, 1995-1996), Sensani (San Casciano dei Bagni, 1998).
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