The Rag King

A modern fairy tale about the evolution of costume-designing in movie industry in the last 70 years, from the point of view of Catello Russo, a small supplier of used clothing who dreams of becoming a costume designer. Despite his lack of education, he is skilled in finding precious pieces of clothing digging deep in enormous loads of rags. Because of his taste and innate sensitivity, he has gained the trust of most costume designers in the film industry. Every day, his “rags” leave his warehouse in Ercolano to arrive at the most prestigious costume shops across the world, to dress Italian and international movie stars. In these amazing ateliers, Piero Tosi, Gabriella Pescucci, Colleen Atwood and Claudia Cardinale, tell us about the beginnings, revealing anecdotes about the most beloved movies of their careers. At the same time, following Catello’s desires, fears and actions, we discover that even in a rag-man, there could be the same passion and talent that inspired the great academy award winners who have left their mark on the greatest movies in motion pictures history.

Human Interest / Art / Culture / Music
Alessandro di Ronza
Italian / English
Production Company
gekon productions
Year of production

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