CUTTING ROOM: Guests at the Fendi show in Milan included Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, who worked with Silvia Fendi on the costumes for his debut film, “Antonia.” The director was accompanied by his leading lady, Italian actress Linda Caridi, and “I Am Love” director Luca Guadagnino, who is producing the movie.
Filomarino, who just finished editing the film, said Fendi designed around a dozen looks in collaboration with costume designer Ursula Patzak for the period drama, which focuses on poet Antonia Pozzi.
“One thing that was a great complicity between us was the relationship that Fendi has always had with cinema, and in this case in particular also seeing that the period of the movie, which is the Thirties, coincides with the birth of the Fendi house. It was fun to understand what elements of Fendi could be tailored into the character of this movie,” he said.
Caridi, making her big-screen debut, said the outfits allowed her to get into character. “I always have a killer reaction to costumes when I wear them, so they certainly helped me to enter the Twenties and the Thirties for this movie with the elegance that was proper to the social environment that Antonia came from,” she said.
Turkish actress Saadet Aksoy was another new face at Milan Fashion Week. She said she has a TV mini-series coming out in September in Italy called “Ragion di Stato” (“National Interest” in English.) “It’s a spy story mixed with a love story and the male protagonist is played by Luca Argentero,” Aksoy said.