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Dive into the fantastic world of haute couture costumes

Enter the enchanting world of Antonia Sautter, the acclaimed designer, with this exclusive opportunity. Participants will explore her visionary universe made of precious fabrics, unique fashion creations and sparkling haute couture costumes. Starting from her boutique next to St Mark’s Square, where her fashion collection is displayed, the journey will continue in her Atelier: here more than 1,500 period costumes are treasured and you will dive into the world of the legendary “Ballo del Doge”. The tour ends in the workshop, where you will see a velvet-printing demonstration.

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Atelier Antonia Sautter

Costume making

The designer of a fantasy world of VeniceAntonia Sautter is a Venice-based fashion designer and luxury event organiser whose mission as a luxury artisan has been centred around the “handmade in Venice” designation for over 30 years. After debuting in the fashion world in New York, she came back to her native city – Venice – and opened the Atelier Antonia Sautter Creations & Events in the historic centre of Venice. Antonia is the creator and creative director of the renowned Gala Il Ballo del Doge, the most exclusive masquerade ball in the world, creating a world of the fantastic with costumes, theatrical design and stories. From her 1,500 custom-made period and fantasy costumes to fashion pieces such as bags, masks, headpieces, shoes, kimonos, home décor and hand-printed fabrics, her Atelier has it all. Antonia’s pieces – mostly made out of velvet and silk – merge traditional techniques and styles of all eras with her unique style and contemporaneity. Her costumes have also been used for theatre and film productions.

Audio guide

Audio guide

A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.


Where you'll be

Address San Marco, Calle del Carro 1628,
30124, Venice

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Things to know

  •   Guest requirements

    Please stay informed about the latest Covid safety requirements in Venice and comply with any requests from the venues you visit, to ensure the safety of yourself and the participating artisans.

  •   When to arrive

    Make sure you arrive on time at each venue (although no more than ten minutes early), to make the most of your experience and the artisan’s time. Please call the venue ahead of time if you are likely to be late.

  •   Cancellation policy

    Please let us know if you wish to cancel your booking so that we may offer the opportunity to another visitor. Cancel or rebook directly on your account or via your confirmation or reminder email. If cancelling on the day of your event, kindly inform the venue by telephone.