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  • Isabelle Huppert as Alphonsine Plessis wearing a dressing gown in the 1981 film "La Dame aux Camelias (Lady of the Camelias)."
    • Gaumont

     La dame aux camélias (The Lady of the Camellias)

    1981

    Costume seen on Isabelle Huppert as Alphonsine Plessis

  • Mia Fothergill as Giuditta wearing a dressing gown in the 1993 film "Storia di una capinera (Sparrow)."
    • Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica

    Storia di una capinera (Sparrow)

    1993

    Costume seen on Mia Fothergill as Giuditta

  • Kelly Macdonald as Hortense Hulot wearing a dressing gown in the 1998 film "Cousin Bette."
    • Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Cousin Bette

    1998

    Costume seen on Kelly Macdonald as Hortense

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Italian costume designer Piero Tosi’s beautiful costumes are instantly recognizable due to the amount of detail that has gone into them. His film credits include Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice), Ludwig, and Il Gattopardo (The Leopard), and designing costumes for several operas. He was nominated five times for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design and in 2013 was given an honorary Oscar for personal achievement in costume design. To learn more about Piero Tosi’s work over the years, check out this article.

This beautiful dressing gown was first designed for the 1981 film La dame aux camélias (The Lady of the Camellias), where Isabelle Huppert wore it as Alphonsine Plessis. In 1993 it was worn by Mia Fothergill as Giuditta in the 1993 film Storia di una capinera (Sparrow). It was seen a third time in 1998 in Cousin Bette on Kelly Macdonald as Hortense.

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About the Costume

Italian costume designer Piero Tosi’s beautiful costumes are instantly recognizable due to the amount of detail that has gone into them. His film credits include Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice), Ludwig, and Il Gattopardo (The Leopard), and designing costumes for several operas. He was nominated five times for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design and in 2013 was given an honorary Oscar for personal achievement in costume design. To learn more about Piero Tosi’s work over the years, check out this article.

This beautiful dressing gown was first designed for the 1981 film La dame aux camélias (The Lady of the Camellias), where Isabelle Huppert wore it as Alphonsine Plessis. In 1993 it was worn by Mia Fothergill as Giuditta in the 1993 film Storia di una capinera (Sparrow). It was seen a third time in 1998 in Cousin Bette on Kelly Macdonald as Hortense.

Italian costume designer Piero Tosi’s beautiful costumes are instantly recognizable due to the amount of detail that has gone into them. His film credits include Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice), Ludwig, and Il Gattopardo (The Leopard), and designing costumes for several operas. He was nominated five times for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design and in 2013 was given an honorary Oscar for personal achievement in costume design. To learn more about Piero Tosi’s work over the years, check out this article.

This beautiful dressing gown was first designed for the 1981 film La dame aux camélias (The Lady of the Camellias), where Isabelle Huppert wore it as Alphonsine Plessis. In 1993 it was worn by Mia Fothergill as Giuditta in the 1993 film Storia di una capinera (Sparrow). It was seen a third time in 1998 in Cousin Bette on Kelly Macdonald as Hortense.

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