December 20, 2012 |
Actors and costume designers have a rare relationship on set: They're both involved in building a person, using the actor's body as the raw materials. It's a relationship built on trust and talent, and when everything goes well, clothes really do make the man (or woman). Here's a peek behind the scenes of four such recent partnerships. 'Hitchcock' Toni Collette (as Peggy Robertson) Julie Weiss (costume designer) The character: As Alfred Hitchcock'sreal-life assistant, Collette's outfits had to establish her as a mid-century working woman but never be too flashy, since Peggy always stood in the reflected glow of the master of suspense.
January 8, 2014 |
"Her," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are among the nominees for the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards. Nominated Wednesday for excellence in contemporary film were Suzy Benzinger for "Blue Jasmine," Casey Storm for "Her," Wendy Chuck for "Nebraska," Consolata Boyle for "Philomena" and Sarah Edwards for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. " Vying for excellence in period film are Patricia Norris for "12 Years a Slave," Michael Wilkinson for "American Hustle," Kurt & Bart for "Dallas Buyers Club," Catherine Martin for "The Great Gatsby," and Daniel Orlandi for "Saving Mr. Banks.
January 10, 2013 |
Two costume designers. Two ends of the spectrum. Two totally different Oscar experiences. On Thursday morning, Joanna Johnston landed her first Academy Award nomination for her costuming work on Steven Spielberg's period biopic “Lincoln.” Colleen Atwood, meanwhile, picked up her 10 th Oscar nod - on the heels of three previous Oscar wins - for her efforts outfitting nearly 3,000 actors on the fairy-tale thriller “Snow White and the Huntsman.”...
December 16, 2012 |
Designing costumes so ingrained in popular culture that they still inspire Halloween disguises 30 years after they were created - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Indiana Jones' signature outback slouch look and the unforgettable "College" sweatshirt from "Animal House" among them - would be enough of a career accomplishment for most people. But not for Deborah Nadoolman Landis, who has spent the last decade fighting for respect, recognition and a place in the Hollywood pantheon for film costume designers, establishing herself as the flagbearer for the profession in the process.
October 17, 2012 |
Costume designers and art directors who work on such shows as HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" have a new three-year contract. The new contract, which includes 2% annual wage increases and higher contributions to the union health plan, was unanimously ratified by members of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, which is part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. The contract will run through September 30, 2015 and applies to scenic artists and designers, art directors, costume designers, art department coordinators and their assistants working in feature film and television production in the city of New York, Nassau County and the Meadowlands area of New Jersey.
February 22, 2005 |
Go figure: Films starring Jim Carrey and Bill Murray walked off with honors at the seventh annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Colleen Atwood, who dressed Carrey and company in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," won for excellence in a fantasy/period film, while the award for contemporary film went to Milena Canonero for "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou," starring Murray. Atwood is also nominated for an Oscar.