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.
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."
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.
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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.
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.
April 8, 2012 |
Few set designers begin production with the intention of creating a deliberately gaudy and tacky stage. However, Thomas Buderwitz, scenic designer for South Coast Repertory's "The Prince of Atlantis," sought to do just that — to "push the boundaries of good taste. " The just-opened play by Steven Drukman follows Joey Colletti (John Kapelos), one of Boston's biggest seafood importers, as he lands himself in a minimum-security prison after getting into trouble with his company.
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.
August 11, 1994 |
The Movie: "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." The Setup: On a drag version of a road trip, three queens of diverse fashion persuasions leave Sydney, Australia, and travel across the country to put on a show at a resort. The Costume Designers: Lizzy Gardiner, who has worked on several Australian movies and television series, and Tim Chappel, a drag performer and designer for whom "Priscilla" marks his feature debut.
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.