Posts Tagged ‘Gammarelli’

Dressing the popes for six generations — the Gammarellis

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

For five generations, the Gammarelli family has dressed and shod popes, beginning with Pope Pius IX in 1846, and stretching up to Pope Francis. The family business has now passed to a sixth generation, which stands ready to keep tailoring for popes from their perch near Rome’s Pantheon. For five generations, the Gammarellis have dressed Read more

Dressing the next pope

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

As cardinals preen themselves for their big moment at next month’s conclave, an equally intense rivalry is playing out behind the scenes. For some Italians, just as important as who becomes Pope is who dresses him. Two distinguished ecclesiastic outfitters are vying to make the ivory-white tunics that the new head of the Roman Catholic Read more