Later, in 1998, Fitoussi traveled to Mexico to work on the film Mon père, ma mère, mes frères et mes soeurs with Charlotte de Turckheim. Though the entire crew was scheduled to fly home together, Marylin had fallen under the spell of the place (and the people) and decided to stay. She would spend over a decade in Mexico City where she worked on numerous French and American films. It was also here that Fitoussi fell in love with the kaleidoscopic, clashing patterns of traditional huipil tunics.
Then, in 2015 came a job on a film being shot in Portugal. Ever ready for another adventure, Fitoussi set off for Lisbon and ended up living there for 5 years, first in Lisbon and then Via do Conde. The opposite of a superficial tourist, she stayed in a series of Air B&Bs while continuing to work mostly in Paris the whole time, racking up serious frequent flyer miles.
While a nomad at heart, Fitoussi is back in Paris. For now. And loving its people watching. But she feels perfectly at ease everywhere, having worked on all seven continents. For Fitoussi, the world is truly a stage. So much the better when she’s designing costumes for it.