By 1945 Fernanda wanted to open an atelier of her own.
At the age of 95, the world saw the sad demise of the Italian fashion designer.
This legacy of high fashion dressing still continues to adorn the fashion-conscious folk of the world.
In 1980, that is in mid eighties, Fernandoï¿½s son Raniero Gattinoni took the reins of the atelier in his able hands. Creative and outstanding contributions from him catapulted the name Gattinoni to fame even among the Europeans. The high fashion ready-to-wear collection was then launched.
In 1993 the tradition of the famous atelier was carried on even after the sad demise of Raniero. The atelier was then brought under the proficient hands of Guglielmo Mariotto who was with Raniero for over 10 years. He had indeed succeeded to keep the standards of the atelier high as it was in the beginning. Meanwhile, Fernanda Gattinoni was conferred with a great honor known as the Cavaliere del lavoro.
In 1994 June, Fernanda celebrated her first seventy years in popular and high degree fashion.
Today, the Gattinoni label is seen on many ready-to-wear ladies lines present in many countries across the world. The industry today engages over 2000 people on various lines and many other activities bound to the industry by contracts. Guglielmo Mariotto designs all the products of the various lines as he heads the design section of the house. Italian and other foreign customers are presented with these exemplary collections at least twice a year. On the occasion of Paris Pret-a-Porter shows, the Gattinoni lines are displayed at Hotel Place Athenee.
Deborah Caprioglio, Olivia Magnani, Guillermo Mariotto, Ela Weber, Lady Diana Spencer, Marina Ripa di Meana, Milly Carlucci, Monica Vitti, Paola Cortellesi, Sabrina Rerilli, Charlotte Rampling, Joan Collins, Anna Marchesini, Valeria Marini, Letizia Casta, Alessandra Martines, Sabrina Ferilli, Irene Pivetti, Creta Scacchi, Anna Magnani, Lucia Bos, Rossella Falk, Alida Valli, Franca Faldini, Silvana Pampanini, Luciana Paluzzi, Giulietta Masina, Rina Morelli and Gina Lollobrigida