What’s New on Sophia Loren in December 2018
Among the books, autographs and prints at the auction Finarte in Rome on December 10th and 11th we find particular objects: the dressing gown worn by Sophia Loren in the film by Ettore Scola "Una Giornata Particolare" (18-20 thousand euros starting price) , accompanied by a sketch created by the director, both belonging to the Scola family, and a snuffbox belonging to Edda Ciano, given to her by the famous Caprese jeweler Pietro Capuano (Chantecler).
The transformative power of clothes
It is clear how Ettore Scola thought of a unique dressing gown: traditional in shape, but with two front flaps that sway following the forms of Sophia Loren and the movements of her body, almost to contrast ideally the purely protective function it was supposed to have. The dressing gown for one of the director's masterpieces is described minutely in the screenplay and was designed by Scola himself, an excellent designer, for costume designer Enrico Sabbatini, who made it. Antonietta's home dress is punctuated with pink, with two front turn-ups that take on some scenes of the film set on May 6, 1938, during Hitler's visit to the Duce in Rome, their aesthetic and sometimes almost erotic function avances for Gabriele - Marcello Mastroianni - former Eiar radiocristist destined for confinement because homosexual.
The psychological impact of wearing smart clothes
The delicate flowers that decorate it are deliberately turned off as we know from the direct testimonies of those who followed the filming: the dressing gown was exposed to the sun and light because it assumed these shades dull, worn, light and dried, in line with the gray-ivory hue chosen by Ettore Scola for the entire photograph of the film. But the contrast that takes on this dull dress worn by the beautiful Sophia Loren triggers an absolute short circuit: Sofia Loren is mirrored, settles her hair, feels that this dress worn with its sensuality, still burning under the mask of woman and mother discharged, it can be an evening dress. And it becomes an evening dress even in the eyes of Marcello Mastroianni, in the exchange of looks, glances, stealthy steps and false approaches.
The Seduction Women's game
A memorable piece of Italian cinematography featuring colorful flowers that mark the vitality of the great Sofia Loren. It is Sofia Loren, with her provocative robe, to circulate Marcello Mastroianni, to look for him, to refuse him when he understands fiction. An inverted game of parts, where even the dress plays their part.
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