An internationally recognized Costume Designer, Poggioli has designed costumes for films including Cold Mountain (Co-designed with Ann Roth) directed by Anthony Minghella, which earned a BAFTA nomination for best costumes; Van Helsing (co-designed with Garbriella Pescucci), directed by Steven Sommers, which received a Saturn Award nomination; and Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm (co-designed with Gabriella Pescucci). Poggioli won the Canadian Academy Award, Prix Genie Award and the JUTRA Award for best costume design for his work on the Francois Girard directed Silk. He was also nominated for the Silver Ribbon for Lecture 21 directed by Alessandro Baricco. Other credits include Miracle at St. Anna directed by Spike Lee, and Ninja Assassins directed by James McTeigue. His television credits include, Marquise directed by Vera Belmont, Nick Willing’s Jason and the Argonauts, and The Mists of Avalon directed by Uli Edel, for which he was nominated for an EMMY Award for best costumes.
Additionally Poggioli has worked with Liliana Cavani, Mauro Bolognini, Franco Zeffirelli and designed the costumes for productions directed by Ruggero Cappuccio and orchestra directed by Riccardo Muti for Falstaff, at the Teatro alla Scala, Milano, Nina, ossia la pazza per amore, at the Teatro alla Scala, Milano and Il ritorno di Don Calandrino, at the Salzburg Opera Theatre. The last Operas include L’Elisir d’Amore, Il Barbiere di Siviglia,Don Pasquale, for the Opera House of Rome.
Carlo Poggioli studied stage and costume design at the Istituto D’Arte and The Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples, and then worked in Rome as assistant designer for Gabriella Pescucci, Piero Tosi, and Maurizio Millenotti on such films as J.J. Annaud’s The Name of the Rose, Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of the Baron Munchausen¸ Federico Fellini’s The Voice of the Moon, Franco Zeffirelli’s Sparrow, and The Age of Innocence, directed by Martin Scorsese. Poggioli also worked alongside Ann Roth as assistant on the film The English Patient, and as associate designer for The Talented Mr. Ripley, both directed by Anthony Minghella.
Carlo’s credits include Dominic Sena’s Season of the Witch, starring Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman; The Rite, directed by Mikael Hafstrom, starring Anthony Hopkins and Rutger Hauer; The Raven, directed by James McTeigue, starring John Cusack, Brendan Gleeson and Alice Eve; Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter directed by Timur Bekmambetov, starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell; Romeo and Juliet, directed by Carlo Carlei, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth and Paul Giamatti;The Zero Theorem, directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton; Divergent, directed by Neil Burger and starring Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley and Aaron Eckhart. His recent work includes Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth, which earned him a CDG nomination for best costume design and Sorrentino’s mini-series The Young Pope, starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton.