Mostra "Marie Antoinette C'est Moi"
Desideria Corridoni, known as Desiree in the arts, was born in Rome, Italy into a high profile “cinema” family. She was raised and developed her artistic talent while working on the set of some of the most reknown italian directors, including: Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica, Franco Zeffirelli.
Desiree began her career on the set of Federico Fellini’s film “La città delle donne,” and throughout her career has collaborated with some of the most important costume designers, including Oscar winners such as Piero Tosi, Gabriella Pescucci, Milena Canonero, Jenny Beaven and Danilo Donati.
She has worked as the Hair and Wig designer for international film stars such as: Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Judie Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher, Shirley MacLaine, Hilary Swank, Vanessa Redgrave, Juliette Binoche, Joe Pesci, Eli Wallach, Murray Abraham, Brad Pitt, Adrien Brody, Christophen Walken, Chris Cooper, Mel Gibson, Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Dreyfuss, Ben Kingsley.
Her passion and career has also brought her to work with some of the most imporant Italian actors including: Sabrina Ferilli, Valeria Golino, Monica Bellucci, Asia Argento , Kasia Smutniak, Valerio Mastrandrea, Giuliana De Sio, Alessio Boni, Stefania Sandrelli, Margherita Buy, Violante Placido, Alessandro Gasmann, Luciana Littizzetto, Barbora Bobulova, Valentina Lodovini, Riccardo Scamarcio.
Desiree received two Emmy Award nominations in the US for the mini TV-series “Cleopatra” and for “Una casa in Umbira.” During the production of Terry Gilliam’s film “I Fratelli Grimm,” she met the young actor Heath Ledger, with which an incredible friendship was quickly born. In Ledger’s subsequent film, “Casanova,” Desiree became his personal hair stylist.
In 2006 she reaches the peak of her career as the Hair & Wig Designer of Sofia Coppola’s film “Marie Antoniette” for which Desiree reinvented icononic period hair pieces in a very stylized manner. Her work was met with an incredible critical response and she won the Bulgari Cinecittà Holding, L’Oreal Professional Award and the Chioma di Berenice prize. Desiree was also nominated at the Bafta in London, the Ofta in Los Angeles and the Gold Derby Film Award for the best Hairstylist.
In 2009 and 2013 she once again won the Chioma di Berenice prize for the fiction “Coco Chanel” and for “Baciamo Le Mani”. In 2014 and 2016 she received two other nominations for the Chioma di Berenice prize for the fiction Rodolfo Valentino and for TUT.
In 2014 she was the professor responsible for period hairstyles at the Cinematographic Studios Nu Boyana in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Also in 2014, after several years of working on sculptures created from recycled materials, Desiree took part in an art exhibition of hair pieces and hair styles of the 1700’s, organized by the art critic Barbara Martusciello at the ISOLA Gallery in Rome, titled “Marie Antoinette C'est Moi.”
In 2016, Desiree once again colloborated with Piero Tosi and il Centro Sperimentale della Cinematografia, where she taught courses on hairstyles and coiffeurs of numerous time periods. She also collaborated with Milena Canonero on the international show Intimissimi On Ice and worked with the reknown Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat, known for her work in cinema, video art and photography, on her latest feature film “Looking for Oum Kulthum,” based on the life of the famous Egyptian singer.