He has been one of the most renowned Italian designers, who dressed actresses and socialites of Rome’s “Dolce Vita”, including Italian actresses, Hollywood divas and members of the international aristocracy
Called the “tailor of the stars”, Emilio Federico Schuberth was born in Naples on June 8, 1904. His origins have always been a mystery: some claim he was related to the famous musician, others believe he was married to an Austrian noblewoman.
Opulent fabrics, remarkable volumes, rich manufacturing, the celebration of female body, as well as the reference to the new Parisian look drew the attention of many international movie divas. In those years, Rome and the Cinecittà studios were the centre of the world. Celebrities like Gina Lollobrigida, Sofia Loren and Wanda Osiris were vying to wear Schuberth’s magnificent creations.
In 1952 he was one of the designers taking part in the famous fashion show held inPalazzo Pitti’s Sala Bianca in Florence, together with the Fontana sisters, Emilio Pucci, Jole Veneziani and many others. In the same year, he was involved in the shooting of “It Was Him!… Yes! Yes!” with her customer Sofia Loren.
Not only was he a great communicator, but also an amazing self-made man. In 1957 he signed an agreement with Delia Biagiotti (Laura’s mother) for a ready-to-wear line called Miss Schuberth. When he died in 1972, his daughters decided to donate his whole archive to the University of Parma.