Director: Vicki Vasilopoulos
Italy, 2013, 96 mins.
Men of the Cloth is an inspiring portrait of Nino Corvato, Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti, three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system as they navigate their challenging roles in the twilight of their career. The film unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their Old World craft is akin to a religion.
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Director/Producer Vicki Vasilopoulos was the Senior Fashion Editor at DNR (now a part of Women’s Wear Daily), the men’s newsmagazine where she styled and produced photo layouts, reviewed designer runway shows and wrote fashion feature stories.
Vicki was also a contributor to People magazine and Fashion Wire Daily (an international newswire service) and has had features published in The New York Times, Esquire, Time Out New York and New Jersey Monthly. Vicki has served as a film series programmer for New York Women in Film and Television. She is also a member of the International Documentary Association (IDA), the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).
Vicki is a native of Greece and spent her formative years in New York City. She has a B.A. in Journalism from NYU. She has also studied at the Paris Fashion Institute in France and at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
“A captivating tale of an art in both remission and resurgence, Men of the Cloth is a journey across the globe unifying craftsmanship and style….Dynamic, emotional, and inspiring, it was truly an experience.”- A & H Magazine
“We get to feel the love of the men for their job and we understand just how special handmade suits are…. You will feel a loss at the notion that their way of life is fading from existence. I love films that make you feel and this one does in spades.”-Unseen Films blog