Piero Tosi Wins Academy Award

Renowned costume and set designer Piero Tosi received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his outstanding design career. He earned five Academy Award nominations for costume design, in the films La Traviata (1983), La Cage aux Folles (1978), The Leopard (1963), Death in Venice (1971) and Ludwig (1973) – the latter three in collaboration with Italian director Luchino Visconti. He has also twice won the BAFTA Award for Best Costume design. Tosi, who is now 86, has worked on over 60 films for the past six decades. Clips from the November 2013 awards ceremony will be shown during the 2014 Academy Awards.