Thursday, September 1, 2011


Pino Lancetti was born in Perugia Italy in 1932 .

Carla Bruni and Pino Lancetti.

Pino Lancetti with Elsa Martinelli.

Lancetti -Italian Vogue.

Pino Lancetti began his artistic career as a painter and decorator of ceramics.
After completing studies at the Academy of Art in Perugia- he moved to Rome in 1954 where he opened his first atelier in Via Margutta- close to the Via Condotti.

His international success came at the end of the 60's when he launched clothes made of printed fabrics inspired by Chagall, Kandinsky,Klimt, Matisse and Picasso.


Sable Coat by Lancetti

 Lancetti with Annie Giardot - French actress.

Many famous women were dressed by the House of Lancetti.

Audrey Hepburn.

Annie Giardot

Princess Salimah Agha Khan.

Princess Soraya.

Princess Paola (now Queen ) of Belgium.
Amongst his famous clients were Ginger Rogers, Audrey Hepburn ,Annie Giradot, Princess Salimah Aga Khan, Princess Soraya ,Princess Paola (now Queen) of Belgium and Sylvana Mangano.

He also designed bags, sunglasses and shoes and his perfume was always very popular in Italy.

Shoes by Lancetti.

Lancetti was a real artist .He designed his fabrics like a painter .In the 70's days fabric houses in Italy would work with the top designers.The would supply all the fabric the designer wanted for their collections in return the mills would sell the fabric designs as "Lancetti for Etro".

Lake Como

In he 70"s Italy was the biggest manufacturer of silk fabrics in the world- especially prints.
The waters of Lake Como near Milan was ideal for silk and most of the fabrics were made in that area.

Paintings by Pino Lancetti.

He was a very shy and introverted man that lived for his art .
In 1999 he decided to retire from the fashion world and sell his company to a business group in Turin to pursue his original passion :-painting.
In 2000  he had his last fashion show at the Cloister of Bramante in Rome .
He also received the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

 He  died in Rome in 2007 when he was 75 years old.

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