Gina Lollobrigida, Dominella (Gattinoni): “Supreme diva, tough, direct woman”

“She loved white, lace and feathers, furs and jewels, lately she sewed her own clothes”

“Gina Lollobrigida frequented the atelier in via Toscana for years, she loved dressing Gattinoni, but also the great tailors such as Schubert and Christian Dior especially in recent years. She was a supreme diva and she knew it. A tough, direct woman. The rivalry with Loren? All true. He never said her name. He simply called her ‘that one…'”. Stefano Dominella, president of the Gattinoni maison remembers the actress Gina Lollobrigida, who passed away today at the age of 95.

Ed recalls again: “Gina Lollobrigida was convinced that Sophia Loren, thanks to her husband, the producer Carlo Ponti, had had an easier path to enter the world of cinema, while she, not of illustrious birth, originally from the city of Subiaco, had fought for alone to reach the Mecca of Hollywood”. Stefano Dominella still remembers “when Gina Lollobrigida and Liz Taylor met at a gala in Moscow wearing the same white lace dress, the color she adored, by Christian Dior”.

“I’ve always thought it wasn’t a coincidence, but all decided at the table, an extraordinary marketing operation – adds the president of the maison Gattinoni – The great late actress loved ankle-length dresses and skirts, dusters, feathers and lace , but above all jewels and furs”. “In recent years I know that she sewed her own clothes – she continues – She called the stylists and tailors ‘strange’. She had become stingy. It happens to women who ‘grew up’ alone, who were born into poor families, who then lived in opulence, in her there was always the fear of falling back into misery”, concludes Dominella.