The Leopard

Original illustration by Perio Tosi for The Leopard (1963) Directed by Luchino Visconti

The Leopard

This piece was created for the final third year costume project called 'Own Choice'. It was chosen from the sketches and illustrations by Perio Tosi for the film called The Leopard (1963). Based in the 1860's, all undergarments had to be created to form the foundations for this costume, including a corset and several frilled petticoats.

 

The Jacket is made from silk viscose velvet with silver braiding couched into the leaf and spiral patterns. The skirt is silk with the shirt and undergarments made from linen and cotton.