An foolish and atypical carnival, that of 2020, which we will certainly remember for a long time! Started with great enthusiasm and desire to forgot the high tide of November 2019, it ended two days in advance due to the great pandemic that changed the habits of the whole planet. Yet Venice, which is the city par excellence that over the centuries has been able to deal with environmental disasters and plagues, has not counted damage, and the carnival leaves us only beautiful memories.
The memories began in the square, with the fly of eagle: a crazy samurai bearer of a love message, welcomed by a beautiful carnival godmother who embodied the baroque spirit of the carnival with its unique beauty and sympathy! The stage, animated by the Pantakin company, dressed in the spectacular clothes of Francesco Briggi, cheered up for almost two weeks from the most famous stage in the world. Could not miss the cultural appointment with the “Marie del Carnevale”, who were able to exclusively visit the Museum of Palazzo Grimani, and finally two private events organized inside the city hotels … Our chocolate is unfortunately skipped, but this pushes us to think about that for next year, which will be even more spectacular and fun!
Let’s retrace our memories together, here and on our facebook and Instagram pages!
The Atelier Pietro Longhi costumes warehouse has temporarily left the Venice Historic Center to approach the laboratories, which for the past seven years have been located in Noale.
It was now impossible to manage the large clientele of the tailor’s shop, the rentals for the numerous productions in the mainland, the exhibitions that are continuously organized on the national territory and the numerous fairs that Francesco and Anna animate throughout Europe. The movement of costumes with their accessories created too many transport and logistics problems. Naturally in February 2020, in conjunction with the carnival, the entire Pietro Longhi Atelier will return to Venice, in the most prestigious of the venues, the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, where you can find us with all our products for sale and rent from February 3 to 3rd March.
Customers who do not reach us at fairs or flea markets will be able to find our products on the e-commerce website
It is possible to visit the headquarters in Noale, where in addition to production there is a small showroom, but it will be necessary to make an appointment. The contacts remain the same, so for any information we are at your disposal!
See you soon, Francesco, Anna and Raffaele.
A costume is worn not to cover yourself, but to show how you feel inside!
A Renaissance lady, a dancer at the court of the Sun King, a baroque queen or a nineteenth-century lady; everything is possible wearing a dress by the Atelier Pietro Longhi!
Here are some photos of the carnival, where friends could enjoy the pleasant experience of being … themselves for a day thanks to the creations of Francesco Briggi and the beautiful locations in Venice!
Thanks to Pierluigi Lucietto, Sergio Emilio, Marco Sabadin / Vela for the photographs and to our models Erika Chia, Anna Bardi, Giulia Boscolo, Valeria Moccia, Andrea Corrente, Roberta Barbiero!
Location: Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, Museo di Casa Goldoni, Hotel Eureka.
“We are made of the same substance of dreams”
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… so l’et’s shape our desires, transform them into reality in the city where everything is possible! Marble palaces built on the water, frescoes that continuously change shape and colors thanks to the reflections of the lagoon.
Venice is the only place where you can be yourself wearing clothes from other eras: you can be a medieval knight who fights dragons and wins battles, a Renaissance lady with rich clothes, or a baroque courtesan with her company of worshipers.
In Venice dreams are reality and Atelier Pietro Longhi offers everyone the chance to dream!
The 2019 Carnival loves the Atelier Pietro Longhi’s costumes.
With great pleasure we have dressed the actors of the theater company “Pantakin da Venezia”, a group of great professionals that every day, thanks to a decade of experience, managed to animate the most famous stage of the most famous city in the world.
This year the carnival opened with the flight of two angels, and Francesco created the “Angelo guerriero” (Warrior Angel) a warrior suit that has a particular meaning because it was worn by Micol Rossi, ex Maria of the Carnival, who asked to make this flight for to be able to give visibility to her illness, bringing the courage to smile and face life to the sky above Venice, even though life also reserves us nasty surprises.
The Sunday after the official carnival continued with the dressing of the Eagle: Arianna Fontana, an Olympic sportswoman with the most prestigious medal for Italian winter sports. A girl who, despite the determination necessary to win numerous competitions, has not lost her human side, and with kindness and expansiveness: she has given smiles, photographs and hugs to the Piazza San Marco that hailed her!
As per tradition, the Venice carnival closes with the proclamation in Piazza San Marco of the Maria of the Year, dressed in a fifteenth-century style dress made by Francesco Briggi. Linda Pani gave the appointment next year to a packed square that greeted “Messer Carnovale”.
Our thanks for sharing these moments goes to Vela and to all the immense staff behind the organization at the world event which is the Carnival of Venice (believe us, there are so many very good professionals and great people who work behind the scenes of a perfect machine from every point of view. The changes are continuous, linked to the safety of the visitors, but also the help they give to the press that make requests from all over the world, so as not to forget the evening events that are held in the Vedramin Calergi palace, the ambassador of Venetian fun in the world where everyone has to be perfect. But carnival is also Vesta, which manages the cleaning of the Piazza, and the security that makes thousands of people stay safe in the most beautiful “dance hall” in the world). How can we forget Red Bull, who offered us hours of music with DJs who came from all over the world to play in the Piazza that in the evening rediscovered his young and goliardic spirit. And Mariagrazia Bortolato with her “Marie del Carnevale”, and the entire city of Venice, represented by the Mayor, tightened around Francesco’s creations making the 2019 carnival unforgettable. Now we are waiting for you in 2020, from 8 to 25 February!
Do you know that Princess Laila and Battista Sforza Montefeltro have the same hairstyle, or that Jedy is a medieval merchant, that Lady Oscar wears an Austrian uniform instead of a French one? Visiting Atelier Pietro Longhi we will reveal many of the hidden secrets behind the fashion of the capital of western luxury: Venice.
Shooting:ph: Simone Padovani, Location: Hotel Heureka, Makeup: Crisam Makeup Academy, Models: Giulia Boscolo, Luca Costantini
Welcome to the most exclusive party of the Venetian carnival!
Travelers of time and space have gathered on planet Earth, where among acrobats, musicians and players will be able to taste from a rich buffet the divine food of the Terrans and drink the nectar of the vines that brings joy! You can decide to be Lady Oscar defending the king from the Black Lady, or a Reptilian ready to do anything to have his Paolina Bonaparte, or Queen Marie Antoinette with her sailing ship …
Everything is possible in the oldest city of the future!
Ph: Simone Padovani
Location: Hotel Heureka, Venezia
Makeup: Crisam Makeup Accademy
Models:Anna Bardi, Vanessa Busca, Giulia Boscolo, Elisa Costantini, Luca Costantini, Luca Garbin, Gaetano Tizzano