February 13, 1998 |
The figure skating costumes at the Olympic pairs competition ranged from the lime to the ridiculous, from Kyoko Ina's citrus green dress to Andrei Bushkov's lovely blue blouse with the plunging neckline and poofy sleeves--a delightful little number he apparently borrowed from his partner, Marina Eltsova.
October 25, 2007 |
FACE it, the best time to brainstorm Halloween costume ideas is in the middle of July. Once the pumpkins start ripening, it's slim pickings in the originality department, and the danger of rocking a played-out ensemble is high. Of course, that doesn't stop Halloween party invitations from rolling in, so we asked Mary Rose, president of the Costume Designers Guild, for some last-minute advice. DON'T Just say no to the "pimp" and "ho."
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March 25, 1994 |
Color sketches of costumes worn in "Spartacus," "The Ten Commandments" and other films will be on display at the Newland House Museum until Sunday. The sketches were drawn by former Hollywood costume designers Julia Gamble and the late F. Arlington Valles. Gamble, who has lived in Huntington Beach for the last 23 years, began her career in 1935 when she designed costumes for the movie "The Good Earth." She worked for MGM Studios and designed costumes in foreign locations as well.
August 10, 1995 |
The Movie: "A Walk in the Clouds" The Setup: Love blossoms between married GI Paul Sutton (Keanu Reeves) and Victoria Aragon (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon), the beautiful pregnant daughter of a Napa Valley vineyard owner. The Costume Designer: Judy L. Ruskin, whose credits include "Born on the Fourth of July," "Sleepless in Seattle," "City Slickers" and "Forget Paris." The Look: Victoria isn't the only one on her estate to own a closetful of dreamy '40s dresses, mostly in floral prints.
March 22, 2014 |
Dorothy's pinafore and ruby red slippers, Darth Vader's helmet and cape and Austin Powers' blue velvet suit are just a few of the treasures on display in "Hollywood Costume," the monumental exhibition celebrating 100 years of costume in the movies opening Wednesday at the Phoenix Art Museum, its only stop in the West. Originally organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, where it had a sold-out run in 2012-13, the exhibition is curated by Deborah Landis, the David C. Copley chair and the director of the David C. Copley Center of Costume Design at UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television.
December 16, 2012 |
Gorgeous, full-color illustrations of costumes from "My Fair Lady," "Cabaret," "Cleopatra," "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Vertigo" are just a few of the goodies in Deborah Nadoolman Landis' new book, "Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration" (Harper Design, $75), which shines a light on the under-appreciated field of costume illustration. "These are the products of talented individuals who are part of our business. It's truly the art of Hollywood," Landis says. The book features the work of 100 Hollywood artists, including costume designers who did their own sketches and illustrators who sketched for and collaborated with designers.
March 16, 2003 |
It was Ann Roth's idea to give Nicole Kidman the nose. The much-discussed prosthetic nose that helped Kidman change physically into Virginia Woolf for her Oscar-nominated role in "The Hours" came from Roth, a veteran costume designer whose suggestion, said the film's producer and director, allowed the actress to transform more fully into the famous English writer. The attention Kidman's fake nose has received disturbs Roth.
September 2, 1990 |
COSTUME DESIGNERS are reputed shopaholics. In addition to shops reserved primarily for them, including Western Costume and Palace Costume, they have numerous favorite haunts for both inspiration and garments among local stores that feature vintage clothing and accessories. Repeat Performance (7264 Melrose Ave.
April 21, 2000 |
What's with the mysterious Tony Danza graffiti that's been popping up around town? The "Who's the Boss?" actor is the subject of tags on freeways and utility boxes that say: "No food. Tony Danza will pay. . . ." (My spies have spotted it on the westbound offramp of the Marina Freeway and on overpass pillars on the southbound San Diego Freeway north of LAX.) Does the poor guy have an enemy, a disgruntled former employee? Could his name have some underground meaning?