October 25, 2012 |
It's going to be a Halloween of record proportions. But with the spooky day falling on a Wednesday this year, will you be dressed appropriately when you go in to work? Spending on the holiday is expected to hit a peak of $8 billion, up 10.7% from 2011. Consumers will shell out $2.9 billion for costumes, a 12.2% increase coming off a 34.8% boost in 2011. But that doesn't mean your colleagues are down with revealing outfits and offensive get-ups . More than half of the people surveyed by career website Glassdoor said the colleagues who celebrate Halloween in poor taste should be asked to change.
July 20, 2001
The nighttime Emmy Award nominations in the three costuming categories were incomplete in the list that was published last Friday. A complete roster of those nominees follows.
October 29, 2008 |
"The Little Snow Girl" is being dressed by a queen. Denmark's Queen Margrethe II on Tuesday unveiled costumes she designed for a Christmas ballet based on the classic Russian folk tale. The outfits are dominated by baby-blue traditional Russian dresses, cream shirts with flower motifs, golden head scarves and black Russian hats. Margrethe, 68, a prolific graphic artist and scenographer, has previously designed costumes and sets for several plays, including adaptations of stories by fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen.
December 12, 1993 |
Doormen dressed as pirates or pharaohs work the front entrances, and cocktail servers stroll the casinos like so many glittering Hollywood starlets or kohl-eyed Egyptian queens. In Las Vegas, what hotel staffers wear is more theatrical costume than uniform, another opportunity to restate and expand on the house fantasy. Still, form must follow function when designing these elaborate outfits. "We have to cater to a broad range of figures.
January 18, 1997
In response to Laurie Winer's short-sighted review of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Music of the Night" ("Music of the Slight," Jan. 10): I saw the show and feel she missed the mark completely. This was not supposed to be a production of costumes, choreography and skit acting. It was merely a showcase of Lloyd Webber's songs and songwriting. To review this production based on costumes and stage acting makes it clear that Winer did not understand what this show is all about. This is a performance-style show in the way of a concert, such as an evening at the Hollywood Bowl is meant simply to enjoy the music and vocals.
October 11, 1998
Jonathan Demme and Tim Burton are very different directors, but they both rely on Colleen Atwood to design the costumes for nearly every movie they do, from Burton's fanciful "Edward Scissorhands" to Demme's new austere period film, "Beloved." Atwood, 48, won an Oscar nomination for her work in "Little Women" and is now clothing the cast of Burton's "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in England. DESIGNER BLASPHEMY: "Edith Head was a star because she was on 'The Art Linkletter Show.'
March 19, 2003 |
In the award frenzy leading up to Sunday's Oscar ceremony, "Chicago" has notched another victory. Costume designer Colleen Atwood was honored by the Costume Designers Guild for excellence in a period or fantasy film.
February 23, 2004 |
Ngila Dickson's Academy Award-nominated work for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "The Last Samurai" has earned her plaudits from the Costume Designers Guild. The organization presented its awards Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Dickson, who has two of the five Oscar nominations for costume design, won the guild award for excellence in period/fantasy film for both movies. Durinda Wood won for excellence in contemporary film for "A Mighty Wind."
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October 11, 2009 |
It's hard to miss a man with a wooden bucket hat on his head, especially if it's adorned with painted leeks. "There are very few fashion statements that haven't been made," said Guy Klender, 37, an actor, "and this is one of them." The handle of the bucket dangled under his chin. The haberdashery (from "Falstaff") wasn't the strangest item for sale at the Los Angeles Opera's first-ever costume sale held Saturday. That distinction would go to the grotesque rubbery costume worn by bass baritone Daniel Okulitch as the title character in "The Fly," the 2008 opera directed by David Cronenberg.
June 20, 2013 |
Jennifer Lopez says criticism she's received for wearing skimpy costumes onstage isn't quite fair. Other pop stars do the same, she points out, to less outrage simply because they aren't as curvy as she. [Telegraph] Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been found guilty on Italian tax-evasion charges, given suspended 20-month prison sentences and ordered to pay about $670,000 in penalties. [ Los Angeles Times ] PHOTOS: "Devious Maids" premiere party It seems like George Zimmer, famous in pop culture for his TV ad slogan, "You're going to like the way you look.