If for the employer it’s good to have clean clothes … then these people should have these things also” jim Larkin in Titanic. Birth of a legend (italian title). Much appreciated on the Titanic. Birth of a Legend was the work of costume designer Luciano Capozzi. “Nothing looks fake” says Alessandra Mastronardi, who plays Sofia Silvestri. “All the clothes are gorgeous. The composition of colours is beautiful. It’s in harmony with everything, including the location. All my clothes are of the era: italian or english. It’s weird. You can actually feel when wearing shoes of 1912″. Upon his arrival in Serbia, the director of photography James Welland tests were carried out with Luciano, to see the way in which the clothes and the colours are reflected on the screen. “It ‘s always nice to have beautiful costumes,” says James. “One of the best aspects of the costume drama is to be able to have more fabrics with which to play. When working on a contemporary product, however, the costumes do not have the same importance they have in costume films. ” In Serbia, Luciano had to dress hundreds of extras. The costume designer was still at ease, having already worked on large productions such as The Hawk and the Dove. Luciano puts the same effort in dressing both the extras and the main actors. “When I see an extra close to an actor, the attention to details must be the same also for their clothes. Sometimes you see a great protagonist and behind him an appearance dressed terribly, this destroys the scene”. Denise Gough (Emily McCann) recalls his experience on the set in Serbia, including 100 extras: “It was a very wide scene and he was staring at the small pins on the extras. He works to these levels of precision. Luciano, for me, is a genius. I play a worker of the early ‘900. He has thought of the whole route taken by Emily in the story and chose beautiful dresses to accompany each scene. He works in great detail. “. The director Ciaran Donnelly says that one of the obstacles in the series in costume is to dress the working class in brown clothes, making everyone seem as patched dolls. In Titanic. Birth of a legend, Luciano Capozzi makes a lot of attention to the colour tones. “There are at least three tones in each costume,” says Ciaran. “When I looked at the drawings of Luciano, I noticed that there were always a couple of layers of colour, regardless of social class of the character. His attention to detail is excellent “.” Luciano is not totally a slave of the peroid: there are a couple of modern solutions here and there. I happened to see on other productions in costume how they go in the stores, take a mountain of clothes and just put them on the set. Luciano has tailor-made clothes of each extra, an extraordinary thing “.