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December 6, 2012 | By Janet Kinosian
The Leo Tolstoy classic "Anna Karenina" has seen its share of adaptations. In its latest turn, from director Joe Wright, the love story gets a bold, creative and visually beautiful reworking of the Russian tale with truly inventive costuming. Starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, Focus Features' film is strikingly original in its setting - the drama is staged on a decaying theater set - which gave Wright's longtime costume designer Jacqueline Durran, [who has been nominated for an Oscar for two previous projects with Wright, "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement"]
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May 7, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The tattered dress Anne Hathawa y wore in her Oscar-winning performance as Fantine in "Les Miserables" recently went on display at Universal Studios Hollywood . It's among the wardrobe items featured at the theme park from three of five films nominated for 2013 Academy Awards for costume design. The pieces are being shown as part of the NBCUniversal Experience, which takes visitors on a behind-the-scenes tour of props and costumes at the amusement park. The display features the opera gown Keira Knightley wore in "Anna Karenina," which won the best costume award for Jacqueline Durran; more costumes from "Les Miserables," including the white gown worn by Cosette (Amanda Seyfried)
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October 16, 2008 | Patrick Kevin Day
"Happy-Go-Lucky" writer-director Mike Leigh's unique filmmaking process, in which he works with the actors scene by scene to create the script as they shoot, extended to other creative aspects of this production. Even costume designer Jacqueline Durran had to stay on her toes to clothe the actors, having only a bare outline of the plot to work from. She had to interview the actors about their characters to get a feel for each of them.
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February 20, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Hosted by Joel McHale with an all-star list of presenters that included Steve Martin, Shirley MacLaine and Russell Crowe, the 15th Costume Designers Guild Awards were handed out Tuesday evening in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. In addition to recognizing costume designers Eduardo Castro ("Once Upon a Time,"  "Ugly Betty" ) and Judianna Makovsky ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Big") for their career achievements in the fields of television and film, respectively, "Saturday Night Live's" Lorne Michaels received a Distinguished Collaborator Award -- and no small amount of humorous ribbing from Martin whose observations as presenter included that "a trophy is better than a plaque because everybody in this town wants a trophy wife -- no one wants a plaque wife.
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February 10, 2013 | By Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times
The year 2012 was full of films that captured the essence of memorable time periods through costume. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" was brought to life by designer Joanna Johnston's stovepipe hats and wool shawls, for instance. And what would the film "Anna Karenina" be without costume designer Jacqueline Durran's lavish bustle-back gowns? The FIDM Museum and Galleries in downtown Los Angeles is celebrating those magical feats in costume design by showcasing more than 100 designs from 2012 films during its 21st annual "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design.
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January 10, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
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)
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February 20, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Hosted by Joel McHale with an all-star list of presenters that included Steve Martin, Shirley MacLaine and Russell Crowe, the 15th Costume Designers Guild Awards were handed out Tuesday evening in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. In addition to recognizing costume designers Eduardo Castro ("Once Upon a Time,"  "Ugly Betty" ) and Judianna Makovsky ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Big") for their career achievements in the fields of television and film, respectively, "Saturday Night Live's" Lorne Michaels received a Distinguished Collaborator Award -- and no small amount of humorous ribbing from Martin whose observations as presenter included that "a trophy is better than a plaque because everybody in this town wants a trophy wife -- no one wants a plaque wife.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The tattered dress Anne Hathawa y wore in her Oscar-winning performance as Fantine in "Les Miserables" recently went on display at Universal Studios Hollywood . It's among the wardrobe items featured at the theme park from three of five films nominated for 2013 Academy Awards for costume design. The pieces are being shown as part of the NBCUniversal Experience, which takes visitors on a behind-the-scenes tour of props and costumes at the amusement park. The display features the opera gown Keira Knightley wore in "Anna Karenina," which won the best costume award for Jacqueline Durran; more costumes from "Les Miserables," including the white gown worn by Cosette (Amanda Seyfried)
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November 29, 2012 | By Randee Dawn
For most of "Les Misérables," things do not go well for Fantine. Abandoned by the father of her child, she goes on a long spiral down the economic ladder and winds up working in a brothel. And although she's always featured with a splash of color in the film, by the time she's selling her body there's only one color left for her to wear: red. "In 'Les Misérables,' one thing [director Tom Hooper] wanted to have was color. Fantine always had to have reds and pinks in her outfit," says costume designer Paco Delgado.
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December 16, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
As the year winds down, multiplexes fill up with films vying for award-season consideration. Thanks to a bumper crop of period movies, late 2012 has showcased some serious talent in the field of costume design. Some of the films are worth watching for wardrobe alone while others serve up but a handful of standout screen-style moments. But whether it's Lincoln's stovepipe hat or Janet Leigh's curve-hugging dress, the costumes here have one thing in common: They help advance the story without hijacking it. 'Anna Karenina' Costume designer Jacqueline Durran mixes 1870s period details with elements of 1950s haute couture to create the resplendent, bustle-back gowns worn by Keira Knightley in this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel, staged on a theater set. The luxurious velvets, feathers and furs, hats and veils inspired an Anna Karenina for Banana Republic collection.
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February 10, 2013 | By Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times
The year 2012 was full of films that captured the essence of memorable time periods through costume. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" was brought to life by designer Joanna Johnston's stovepipe hats and wool shawls, for instance. And what would the film "Anna Karenina" be without costume designer Jacqueline Durran's lavish bustle-back gowns? The FIDM Museum and Galleries in downtown Los Angeles is celebrating those magical feats in costume design by showcasing more than 100 designs from 2012 films during its 21st annual "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design.
NEWS
January 10, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
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)
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December 16, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
As the year winds down, multiplexes fill up with films vying for award-season consideration. Thanks to a bumper crop of period movies, late 2012 has showcased some serious talent in the field of costume design. Some of the films are worth watching for wardrobe alone while others serve up but a handful of standout screen-style moments. But whether it's Lincoln's stovepipe hat or Janet Leigh's curve-hugging dress, the costumes here have one thing in common: They help advance the story without hijacking it. 'Anna Karenina' Costume designer Jacqueline Durran mixes 1870s period details with elements of 1950s haute couture to create the resplendent, bustle-back gowns worn by Keira Knightley in this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel, staged on a theater set. The luxurious velvets, feathers and furs, hats and veils inspired an Anna Karenina for Banana Republic collection.
NEWS
December 6, 2012 | By Janet Kinosian
The Leo Tolstoy classic "Anna Karenina" has seen its share of adaptations. In its latest turn, from director Joe Wright, the love story gets a bold, creative and visually beautiful reworking of the Russian tale with truly inventive costuming. Starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, Focus Features' film is strikingly original in its setting - the drama is staged on a decaying theater set - which gave Wright's longtime costume designer Jacqueline Durran, [who has been nominated for an Oscar for two previous projects with Wright, "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement"]
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Randee Dawn
For most of "Les Misérables," things do not go well for Fantine. Abandoned by the father of her child, she goes on a long spiral down the economic ladder and winds up working in a brothel. And although she's always featured with a splash of color in the film, by the time she's selling her body there's only one color left for her to wear: red. "In 'Les Misérables,' one thing [director Tom Hooper] wanted to have was color. Fantine always had to have reds and pinks in her outfit," says costume designer Paco Delgado.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2008 | Patrick Kevin Day
"Happy-Go-Lucky" writer-director Mike Leigh's unique filmmaking process, in which he works with the actors scene by scene to create the script as they shoot, extended to other creative aspects of this production. Even costume designer Jacqueline Durran had to stay on her toes to clothe the actors, having only a bare outline of the plot to work from. She had to interview the actors about their characters to get a feel for each of them.
NEWS
December 12, 2007 | Elizabeth Snead, Special to The Times
IF the '30s costumes in "Atonement" look a little too good to be true to the period, Jacqueline Durran has done her job well. A far cry from a stuffy period drama, "Atonement," based on Ian McEwan's novel, opens on a singularly sweltering summer day in 1935.
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December 12, 2007 | Elizabeth Snead, Special to The Times
IF the '30s costumes in "Atonement" look a little too good to be true to the period, Jacqueline Durran has done her job well. A far cry from a stuffy period drama, "Atonement," based on Ian McEwan's novel, opens on a singularly sweltering summer day in 1935.
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