Fondazione Pitti Discovery presents


An original performance by Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton

Saloncino della Pergola

Fondazione Pitti Discovery presents Cloakroom, an original mise en scène written and played by Olivier Saillard - fashion critic and historian and director of the Musée de la Mode Galliera of Paris - together with Tilda Swinton, style icon, muse and one of the best-known contemporary actresses, on stage at 3 pm and 5 pm of Thursday 15th January in the Saloncino of theTeatro della Pergola.

After his extraordinary achievement at S’habiller en Homme [Dress Like a Man] in 2011” says Lapo Cianchi, Communications and Events Manager of Pitti Immagine, “we are proud to work with Olivier Saillard again. The director of the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris is not just a brilliant and cultured fashion critic and historian, he is also the author/actor of successful theatrical pieces inspired by the world of fashion. Here in Florence, during Pitti Uomo, he will present a refined new performance centered on the suit, staring the outstanding Tilda Swinton. A real show that is lighthearted, ironic and chic”.

The Cloakroom is where coats and jackets are checked at the entrance to theaters, museums and other public places…it is where we can still find the type of attention that belongs to that fading tradition of hospitality.

Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton will be the charming host and hostess who ask each visitor-spectator to select and leave an item in “their” cloakroom. Once they have been collected, coats, jackets, scarves and bags of all sizes and type will become the co-stars of an extraordinary performance by Ms. Swinton who will embody their innermost spirit.

 PH. Katerina Jebb