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Movie'n'Food - Sapore di Cinema



Movie'n'Food - Sapore di Cinema

What connects a photo of Sharon Stone baking pizza at a restaurant in Piazza Navona, a gown made by Gattinoni inspired by the color of olive oil, the renown Antonio de Curtis – also known as Totò- in Poverty and Nobility, the famous timbal dish prepared for The Leopard, portrayed by Burt Lancaster?

A fascinating virtual trip through Made in Italy high fashion, cinema and gastronomy, this is the underlying theme of Movie’N’Food a unique event conceptualized and curated by Elisabetta Cantone and Francesca Silvestri of Dress in Dreams and developed with the collaboration of the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, the Italian Cultural Institute and the ITA Italian Trade Agency. 

The program will include concurrently two exhibits.  First, the Couture a la Carte exhibit of gowns inspired by food by the historic Maison Gattinoni fashion house. This exhibit will stay opened in the Embassy until October 6.  The event continues with photos of the “King of the Paparazzi”, the legendary photographer Rino Barillari, who from the period of the “Dolce Vita” captures the stars of Hollywood. On this occasion, he will exhibit photos of celebrities “caught in the act” such as director Ron Howard selecting his fish for dinner, Cameron Diaz juggling a huge “gelato”, Bo Derek cooking pasta, and other shots of Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Jean Paul Belmondo, Antonio Banderas and Liza Minelli all in the act of interacting with Italian delicacies. This exhibit will be on view up to October 23rd in the Auditorium of the Embassy. 


GATTINONI: October 1 through October 6, 2015

(Monday to Friday from 10am-12noon/2pm-4pm)


BARILLARI: October 1 through October 23, 2015

(Monday to Friday from 10am-12noon/2pm-4pm)


BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: email reservations requests at

When you email your reservation request, please provide the following: date, time and name of each guest

PLEASE NOTE: the date and time you request may not be available. You will receive a confirmation email. Not open on weekends or holidays.


Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008


Date: From Thursday, October 01, 2015 to Friday, October 23, 2015

Time: From 10:00 am To 4:00 pm

Organized by : Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with : ITA, Min. Sviluppo Economico, Dress in Dreams

Entrance : Free


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