Il Gattopardo film adaptation directed by Luchino Visconti costumes by Piero Tosi

According to the Wikipedia article about the original book, this fictional ball occurred in November 1862. The book and film were about social tensions in Sicily at the time of the Risorgimento.

The film was titled The Leopard in English, but a gattopardo is a smaller spotted cat - a serval - that was found on Lampedusa.

From pinterest.com.mx/marzipanage/piero-tosi/. Also posted to the “Early” “Victorian” Album here.

Il Gattopardo film adaptation directed by Luchino Visconti costumes by Piero Tosi From pinterest.com.mx:marzipanage:piero-tosi:

This shows 1860s dresses with flounces covering expansive skirts and floral, flowers, feathers, and ribbons adorning straight coiffures. Most, if not all, dresses have off shoulder vee necklines. The way the skirts expand when the person is sitting or on the floor is interesting.

Keywords:  Tosi, Italian, straight coiffure, chignon, feathered headdress, floral headdres, ribbon headdress, necklace, fitted bodice, off shoulder vee neckline, bertha, quarter length sleeves, bracelets, crinoline, flounces, flounced over-skirt, fan

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