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January 18, 2008 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
The costume designers of the comedy "Blades of Glory," the gritty western "3:10 to Yuma" and the romantic epic "Atonement" are among the nominees for the 10th annual Costume Designer Guild Awards announced Thursday. Vying in the contemporary film category are Julie Weiss for "Blades of Glory," Olivier Beriot for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," Mary Claire Hannan for "Into the Wild," Monique Prudhomme for "Juno" and Louise Frogley for "Ocean's Thirteen."
July 27, 2006 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
LOOKING at a curtain rod jutting from the shoulders of the Miss Starlett dress -- a gown Bob Mackie created for a "Gone With the Wind" spoof on "The Carol Burnett Show" -- it's hard not to laugh all over again. Mackie famously included all the drapery fittings from the plantation's curtains, including giant tassels, cording, valance and the inspired touch: the rod.
Oh, those wacky caption writers at Sports Illustrated. No pun is too strained, no entendre too double for the magazine's annual swimsuit issue, which went on sale this week. Our favorite blurb accompanies a shot of bountiful model Stacey Williams, wearing nothing but a sopping wet T-shirt: Waiting for a warm breeze to get that pesky dampness out, Stacey stands out in an after-swim dress by Michael Kors . . . . Well, what do you expect?
August 29, 2010 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
John Galliano, a student of history unlike any other designer of his generation, has imagined runway collections from French Revolution-era street scenes, Napoleon-era cartoons and the life of Pocahontas. His globetrotting research trips are legendary, taking him from the teahouses of Japan to the ruins of Egypt. But who would have thought that when he wanted to see some of the world's finest examples of European clothing from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I, he would find them in Los Angeles?
April 21, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
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?
March 31, 1995 | BETTY GOODWIN
The Movie: "Jefferson in Paris." The Setup: Romantic escapades of Thomas Jefferson (Nick Nolte, pictured) when he was America's minister to France from 1784 to 1789. The Costume Designers: Jenny Beavan and John Bright, who shared an Academy Award for "A Room With a View." The pair also designed costumes for "The Remains of the Day," "Maurice," "The Bostonians" and "Howards End." Bright, who owns the London costume house Cosprop, also did "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and "Tess."
August 17, 1995 | BETTY GOODWIN
The Documentary: "The Hollywood Fashion Machine" (American Movie Classics, Tuesday at 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.) * The Costume Designers: Travis Banton, Gilbert Adrian (see related story, Page E3), Jean Louis, Edith Head, Hubert de Givenchy, Theadora Van Runkle and others. * The Setup: Designers and other fashion authorities explore how movies have influenced what we mortals wear, from the '30s to the present.
March 16, 2003 | Valli Herman-Cohen, Times Staff Writer
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.
April 8, 2012 | By Jasmine Elist, Los Angeles Times
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.
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