There is no better way to celebrate Venice’s birthday than to remember the great innovations and projects that were born in the lagoon.

We provided the costumes for some videos shot for Bottega Cini and The Merchant of Venice  about the great Venetian perfumers.

The history of perfume and spices in Europe is inextricably linked to Venice, and as often happened in the city, women were protagonists and entrepreneurs who developed projects whose repercussions we can see till today. The first protagonist is Maria Agyros, granddaughter of the emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire and then a Byzantine princess, who brought the use of perfume to Venice. The second Isabella Cortese, the first who took care to create real beauty creams and perfumes, mother of modern cosmetics, and finally Caterina Gennari, who, distilling grappa in the city, gave her nephew the idea to make the first cologne , ancestor of all modern perfumes.

Three short videos, with texts edited and read by Pieralvise Zorzi, directed by Tommaso Giusto for Veneta Video, with costumes and accessories made by Francesco Briggi.



Romeo’s and Giulietta Fashion

The cultural projects about the history of fashion by Atelier Pietro Longhi continues. Following the request of the cultural association Giulietta e Romeo, of Montecchio Maggiore, we recorded three short clips that explain the fashion in late XVth century in an accessible way, to be showed during a live event that involved both actors and different performers,

Thanks to the collaboration with Tommaso Giusto of Veneta Video, three short interventions were born, shot inside the atelier structures, which showed not only where a costumes are made, but also the study and care behind them.

you can visit our Facebook page and find the videos and many other contents

Streaming Carnival!

Carnival 2021  was very strange. For safety reasons, carnival could not be held in Piazza San Marco, but we all needed joy and lightheartedness. So, since most of the activities were already traveling on the internet, Vela made a courageous decision: to create a digital schedule that would allow all Venice Carnival lovers to experience the most awaited party of the year!

To Atelier Pietro Longhi was asked to create fashion stories that reflected the spirit of the carnival, and so we found ourselves telling our “fashion stories” in a light way. Paying attention to respect the spirit of each era, but at the same time saving the Venetian carnival and opening the space that hosted it, Ca ‘Vedramin Calergi.

Francesco Briggi was almost every day in the studio and told live anecdotes and participated with his proactive and ironic spirit, in the creation of memorable moments, combining culture and sartorial skills with entertainment!

On our Instagram you can find all the clips in the album history in evidence: Carnevale 2021!

Rent your costume to live the Venice Carnival!

The only way to live the Venice Carnival is to wear a wonderful dress, feeling for a day protagonist of your dreams! Atelier Pietro Longhi’s staff do his best to give you the most beautiful of memories.

You can choose one of our costumes online, following the indications on the website:

or come to visit us in our temporary show room. To offer you a unique experience this year the atelier from February 5th will be inside the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, where costumes and accessories await you to be tried!

We are waiting for you in San Polo 2454, and we always answer at the number +39 041 714 478

A precious collaboration

After the 1966 flooding the American community founded an association that had as its goal the recovery of funds to restore works of art of the martyred city.

Once the emergency was over, the foundation decided to carry out other restoration projects, widening the number of members to all lovers of Venice, adopting works of art that needed urgent maintenance and restoration, to bring them back to life thanks to the spontaneous commitment of supporters.

This year there was a new “Acqua Granda”, a fooding. Like 53 years ago, on November 13th, Venice woke up on its knees. Many historic buildings damaged, most of the city’s artisan realities unable to continue their work.

You can imagine with how much pride we announce that, on the proposal of the Foundation, a part of the rental of the carnival costumes for the associates, will be devolved to the Foundation that will use them for interventions in Venice.

Atelier Pietro Longhi, always attentive to Venetian know-how and culture, is therefore happy to announce this precious collaboration, because by saving the intangible asset “Carnival”, it will contribute to the rebirth of Venetian material goods that build  the dreams of people all over the world.

To book a costume you can visit the site:

and follow the indications!