Giovanna Fontana, right, the youngest of three sisters who were part of the heyday of Roman high fashion in the 1960's, died at her Rome home on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at age 88. In 1936,Giovanna Fontana moved to Rome from the Parma area and opened a fashion house with her sisters, Micol, left, and Zoe, center. By the 1960's, they were were designing outfits for film stars as well as the rich and famous. The sisters created the dress worn by Anita Ekberg in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and dressed Audrey Hepburn in her role in the Oscar-winning film Roman Holiday. Sister Micol survives. Zoe died in 1979.
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