A Roman Emporium of Elegance
More than a shop, Battistoni has always been a sort of high class café literaire, a meeting place of aristocratics, financiers, Italian and International celebrities: from the dukes of Windsor to Marlon Brando, from Moravia Warhol, Balthus to Cocteau. All of them aspired to boasting ownership of a Battistoni suit or shirt.
Established by Guglielmo Battistoni in '46, the style of the house of Battistoni marked an entire era, without any of the attending media clamour, thanks to its shirts featuring a contemporary touch and its collar tips, slightly longer and wider than those of traditional shirts.
Even nowadays they are still delivered with spare collars and cuffs to replace the old ones. A time-honoured tradition carried on with the same passion and the same discretion by his children Gianni and Simonetta.
Battistoni is featured in A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome.
Made in Sassari. He has always been passionate about fashion, he graduated in Law at LUISS University of Rome, where he lives and works, over the years he acquired an expertise in institutional communication. From now on, he is in charge of public relations and event planning, and he is also a consultant for AltaRoma.
Olivier Gadet is the founder of Cent Pages editions. For Made in Town, he talks about the foundation of his publishing house, his long-term collaboration with the book designer Philippe Millot and the manufacturing techniques he is reviving through his books aside from standardized publishing criteria. A selection of books is available on our e-shop.
From the model to the storyboard. Made in Town prolongs its reflection around cinematic creation, initiated by the exhibition Boîte à miracles, and welcomes Philippe Terrier-Hermann for the launch of La Trilogie française [The French Trilogy], a public commission of the National Center for Visual Arts and the Minister of Culture and Communication.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of four short videos shot in the heart of the company's workshops.