November 26, 2006 |
SOMEONE should tell Nero to chuck that boring old toga. The infamous emperor has a whole new wardrobe thanks to the singular imagination of Emi Wada. It seems an odd match at first: a Japanese costume designer famous for Asian period pieces takes on the decadence of ancient Rome. But Wada, who won an Oscar for "Ran" in 1986 and more recently worked on the films "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers," is no slave to tradition.
January 10, 2013 |
Costume designers for period films and fairy-tale flicks dominated the nominations for best achievement in costume design for the 85th annual Academy Awards announced this morning, including previous Oscar winners Colleen Atwood and Eiko Ishioka, nominated for "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Mirror Mirror," respectively. In addition to Atwood, who took home Oscars for her work on "Chicago," "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Alice in Wonderland," and Ishioka, who won for 1992's "Dracula" (and who passed away in January 2012 from pancreatic cancer)
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.
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.
February 9, 2001 |
Awards show season is heating up. Costume designers from nine films and eight television shows were nominated this week for the Costume Designers Guild awards. The winners will be honored at the third annual Costume Designers Guild awards show March 17 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The nominees for excellence in contemporary costume design in film are Joseph Aulisi ("Charlie's Angels"), Jeffrey Kurland ("Erin Brockovich"), Laura C.
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.
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.
May 5, 1994 |
The Movie: "That's Entertainment! III." * The Setup: The stars of MGM musicals of the late '30s through the late '50s introduce footage and outtakes from the films (including "Till the Clouds Roll By," pictured above). * The Costume Designers: Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose and Irene. All except Plunkett were full-time studio employees. * The Look: Before there was black-spandex attitude, as seen on MTV, there was style.
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.