Taking 13 months to complete, 1503 is largely inspired by the masters of the Renaissance, notably Agnolo di Cosimo ( known as "Il Bronzino") who was born in the same year as the title. Using cardboard and paper in place of materials allows Christian Tagliavinito design each item from the patterning to the final construction of the form completely.
In this visionary Renaissance nine still characters are portrayed in striking handcrafted clothes made by Tagliavini himself. Set against the backdrop of art history, the Swiss-Italian artist wields his lens after the long complex process of designing, building and making to create his mis en scene.[source]