Gucci Screens “La Dolce Vita” in Singapore


Jeanette Aw, Zoe Tay and Yvonne Lim

Some masterpieces weather adverse conditions better than others, something that was plainly evident at the Gucci-sponsored screening of Federico Fellini’s 1960 masterpiece La Dolce Vita in Singapore. The Italian fashion house had sponsored this restoration of the film, as filmmaker Martin Scorcese announced in the prologue to the screening, and the results are spectacular. You might remember this movie for the iconic fountain scene, with Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni cavorting recklessly.

The story goes that it was quite cold when Fellini shot the scene and while Ekberg was quite happy to endure the conditions, Mastroianni had to wear a wet suit beneath his dapper suit. To preserve his ability to perform, Mastroianni even resorted to drinking copious amounts of vodka. Going to great lengths to preserve an artistic performance, as well as putting one on of course, is something Gucci knows well. Thankfully, the screening of La Dolce Vita at the National Museum of Singapore did not require any extreme measures. Proceedings were enlivened by the stellar presence of Zoe Tay, Yvonne Lim, Jeanette Aw, Boo Junfeng and Nicolò Bassetti.

The restoration of La Dolce Vita, done in 2010, is one of 10 collaborations between Gucci and The Film Foundation. This screening in particular came just after the close of the 11th Italian Film Festival: Special Venice Edition, for which Gucci is one of the main sponsors in Singapore.


Zoe Tay rocks a S/S14 jacquard gown with black silk satin belt and black silk georgette satin bra


Jeanette Aw in a S/S14 jumpsuit with metal insert and silk georgette satin bra


Yvonne Lim in a S/S14 belted t-shirt dress with pleated skirt and silk georgette satin bra


Boo Junfeng wears a classic blue men’s shirt with dark brown shaded leather lace-up shoes