Italian television miniseries is based on the story of the Sorelle Fontana fashion house and on real life events of the three founders, the sisters Zoe, Micol and Giovanna Fontana

Atelier Fontana - Le sorelle della moda - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Italian

Status: Ended

Runtime: 107 minutes

Premier: 2011-02-27

Atelier Fontana - Le sorelle della moda - Sorelle Fontana - Netflix

Sorelle Fontana (literally “Fontana Sisters”, also known as “Sorelle Fontana, Alta Moda SRL”) is an Italian fashion house, specializing in production of high-fashion couture. It was founded in Rome in 1943 by three sisters and Italian designers: Zoe Fontana (1911-1979), Micol Fontana (1913-2015) and Giovanna Fontana (1915-2004).

Atelier Fontana - Le sorelle della moda - History - Netflix

Born in Traversetolo, Parma, the three Fontana sisters started working as dressmakers with their mother at a very young age. They later moved to Rome where they first made some apprentice in other tailorings and sewed clothes at home. In 1943 the sisters founded a high fashion atelier in Via Liguria. The turning point of their career happened in 1949, when Linda Christian bought a Fontana dress for her wedding with Tyrone Power. From then their brand gradually raised in the international jet set, and they dressed many celebrities and also several heads of state, notably Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Queen Soraya, Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Frederica of Hanover, Anita Ekberg and Joan Collins. In 1972, while continuing their production, they withdrew from official events of high fashion. After selling the company and the brand to an Italian financial group in 1992, in 1994 Micol created the Micol Fontana Foundation. A two-parts television miniseries based on the story of the fashion house, Atelier Fontana - Le sorelle della moda, was broadcast on Rai 1 in 2011.

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