The Maestri is a London-based company that offers on the international market the best Italian artisan jewelry, hats, wigs, and props for cinema, television and theater productions. The Maestri represent the best Italian companies in the field that are a guarantee of high quality, originality and craftsmanship. From the union and the synergy of these important companies, cinema, television and theatrical productions receive that extra touch, an Italian touch that shines in world.
Annamode costumes, for example, is globally renown as one of the most important costume shop. Founded by the Allegri sisters, it he has been able to combine its work in high fashion with the one in the costume industry. Since 1950 Annamode costumes took part in the realization of hundreds of movies, including the ‘Marie Antoinette‘ by Sophia Coppola, ‘Anna Karenina’ by Jpe Wright, and TV series like ‘The Young Pope’.
Laboratory Pieroni is the largest Italian artisan company for the production and rental of hats, headgear and armors for cinema, theater and television. The products are entirely handmade after historical research and faithful reconstruction. Founded in the ’40s, Pieroni is a company that has reached extraordinary levels, exporting the made in Italy to the world so much that its products are in almost every movie – ‘War and Peace’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘, ‘The Illusionist’, ‘Maleficent’, and ‘Ben Hur’ to mention but a few – and they have even been awarded Oscars, like the one received by Colleen Atwood for the costumes of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Unique and inimitable armors hats, and headgear, like the armors in ‘The Gladiator’, Jack Sparrow’s famous tricorn in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, the crazy hat of the Mad Hatter in ‘Alice in Wonderland’, and the hats in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Anna Karenina’.
Jewel House was founded by costume designer Carlo Poggioli, who, taking over an artisan costume jewelry company, combined his professional experience with his passion for costume jewelry. Many the movies and TV series in which appear the Jewel House’s products: ‘Downton Abbey‘, ‘Tudors’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Vatican’, and many more. Jewel House holds a costume jewelry collection of more than 20,000 pieces of all ages. Indeed, on the company’s website it is possible to view collections dedicated to the Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance period.
Rocchetti parrucche was founded in 1874 by Giuseppe Rocchetti in Rome. Today, his two sons, Manilo and Luigi, are in charge of the company, which is a leader on the international market and highly specialized in the production of and in makeup, especially for aging special effects. Within the company there are also specialists in the production of incredibly realistic beards, sideburns and mustaches. Rocchetti parrucche has collaborated with many cinema, television and theater productions, working also with important directors such as Giuseppe Tornatore, in ‘Cinema Paradiso’, and Martin Scorzese, in ‘Last Temptation of Christ‘. With Bruce Beresford’s ‘Driving Miss Daisy’, Rocchetti parrucche received the Oscar Award for Best Makeup.
Ilona Catani Scarlett