The Ratti pitch sheet, 1988. © Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum. Exhibition The Glamour of Italian Fashion, til 27 July 2014, V&A, London.
This sheet of paper, 1.5 m long, is called a pitch sheet – or carta prova in Italian. It is a medium of communication between the textile designer and textile manufacturer. V&Apippoliniantonio said: after the first look at carta prova the textile designer will (or won’t) give his approvation of the work done