Alicia Mugetti’s Bio
Alicia Mugetti, is a leading figure in the international Art Fashion World.
A prominent design salon bears her name in the heart of Madison Avenue’s fashion enclave.
Ms. Mugetti’s designs are inspired by natural elements, such as water, fire, air, earth, and by the transformation caused by natural erosion of time. Having developed special techniques to change modern silks, chiffons, rayon and velvets into colors and designs reminiscent of ancient Roman glass, Greek friezes and Boticelli Graces with modern sensibilities, she transforms woman into Goddess.
In addition to her continuous study of art, ancient cultures and mythology, Ms. Mugetti’s experience studying various forms of dance and movement –Isadora Duncan, Argentine Tango and Middle Eastern Dance- have heightened her awareness of the female body, resulting in pieces which flow comfortably with the body’s natural movements. For her, designing is a tactile, sculptural experience,and as with any three-dimensional art form, she is acutely aware of how light affects shape.
From modern and dramatic styles to softer, more tailored fashions, she has designed for many artists and celebrities, including Barbra Streisand, who is seen on the cover of her current CD, “Timeless” in Ms.Mugetti’s design.
Ms. Streisand also performed in an Alicia Mugetti design at the 2000 Democratic Convention. At the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, Emma Thompson obtained the best press review wearing Alicia Mugetti’s design, “Her empire -line dress, with an off-the -shoulder ruffle and flowing cape, was pure Camelot”- The Daily Telegraph, London.Carly Simon, Claire Bloom, Eugenia Zuckerman, Princess Nakamura of Japan, Ellen Bursten and Amanda Plummer are some of her other well known costumers. Ms. Mugetti, who often designs for weddings, created the wedding dress for Macaulay Culkin’s wife Rachel Miner.
Ms. Mugetti’s designing also extends to film and stage. On the Board of Trustees of the Isadora Duncan International Institute, Ms. Mugetti is a design consultant to the IDII Director and Soloist, Jeanne Bresciani, for costumes and staging of national and international performances.
Ms. Mugetti was the costume designer for Michael Bergmann’s sto berelease film, “Trifling With Fate,” and she has designed costumes for severalopera productions with the Dicapo Opera Theatre.
In 2002, she designed costumes for Georgia Schiff's play bason the Life of Oscar Wilde. In 2003, Alicia Mugetti was Costume Designer for the Augusta Opera House production of Stephen Sondheim's "Side By Side By Sondheim," performed in New York at the DiCapo Opera House as well as in Augusta, GA. and the costume stage design for the Broadway Tango Production of Pablo Aslan’s “Avant Tango”.