Profile: Carlo Poggioli

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Carlo Poggioli studied stage and costume design at the Istituto D’Arte and The Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples.

After completing his studies, Poggioli worked in Rome as assistant designer for some of the most important Italian costume designers such as Gabriella Pescucci, Piero Tosi, Maurizio Millenotti, for films directed by: J. J. Annaud “The Name of the Rose”, Terry Gilliam “The Adventures of the Baron Munchausen”, Federico Fellini “The Voice of the Moon”, Martin Scorsese “The Age of Innocence”, Franco Zeffirelli “Sparrow” and more.

He also worked alongside Ann Roth as assistant for “The English Patient” and as associate designer for “The Talented Mr. Ripley” directed by Anthony Minghella.

In Opera, Poggioli worked with Liliana Cavani, Mauro Bolognini, Franco Zeffirelli and designed the costumes for productions directed by Ruggero Cappuccio and orchestra directed by Riccardo Muti for Falstaff, at the Teatro alla Scala, Milano, Nina ossia La pazza per amore, at the Teatro alla Scala, Milano and Il ritorno di Don Calandrino, at the Salzburg Opera Theatre. The last Operas include L’Elisir d’Amore, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Don Pasquale for the Opera House of Rome.

As a costume designer for Feature and TV Films, Poggioli has designed for “Marquise” directed by Vera Belmont, “Jason and the Argonauts” (TV Mini Series), “The Mists of Avalon” directed by Uli Edel (TV Mini Series- Emmy Award nomination for best costume), “Cold Mountain” directed by Anthony Minghella (BAFTA nomination for best costume), “Van Helsing” directed by Steven Sommers (Saturn Award nomination), “Doom” directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, “The Fine Art Of Love: Mine-Haha” directed by John Irvin, “The Inquiry” directed by Giulio Base and “The Brothers Grimm” directed by Terry Gilliam.

Carlo Poggioli’s works in the last decade include “Silk” directed by Francois Girard in which won the Canadian Academy Award, Prix Genie Award and the Jutra Award for best costume design. He was also nominated for the Silver Ribbon for “Lecture 21” directed by Alessandro Baricco. Poggioli’s works also include “Miracle at St. Anna” directed by Spike Lee and “Ninja Assassins” directed by James McTeigue.

Among his latest movies are: “Season of the Witch” starring Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman directed by Dominic Sena, “The Rite” directed by Mikael Hafstrom, starring Anthony Hopkins and Rutger Hauer, “The Raven” directed by James Mc Teigue, starring John Cusak, Brendan Gleeson and Alice Eve, “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” directed by Timur Bekmambetov, starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell (20th Century Fox).

His most recent movies still in post-production are: “Romeo and Juliet” directed by Carlo Carlei, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth and Paul Giamatti, and “The Zero Theorem” directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton.

Poggioli has designed the movie “Divergent” directed by Neil Burger, starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd.

Bio found on IMDB.

Sketches by Carlo Poggioli, the costume designer of Romeo & Juliet (2013), Divergent (2014), The Raven (2012).

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