June 30, 2000 |
It's only fitting that Sarah Jessica Parker's lead character Carrie in the HBO series "Sex and the City" is dressed for sex-cess. After all, she is a newspaper sex columnist. Her clothes are chosen by N.Y. costume designers and business partners Patricia Field and Rebecca Field (who are not related). Although the show stars a quartet of single Manhattan women on the make, the costumes are practically a fifth character.
June 15, 1995 |
The Movie: "Wigstock: The Movie." The Setup: Documentary of New York drag queen festival, filmed in 1993 and 1994, starring RuPaul, Lypsinka and many others. Faux Hair Day: Color and size-wise, nothing compares to many of the acrylic affairs poised on heads here--not Dolly Parton's, not Eva Gabor's, maybe not even anything from the court of Louis XIV. Big --as in wearing four or five wigs, all teased to the max, at once--is the operative word, but big isn't necessarily beautiful.
April 28, 2013 |
- Within 30 seconds in her airy, orchid-filled office three floors above Central Park, Betty Halbreich had zeroed in on one of my chief torments as a professional woman. "I know why you have a problem with pants," Halbreich said dryly, patting my hip. Halbreich, an 85-year-old personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, has dressed Joan Rivers, Meryl Streep and Candice Bergen, and helped costume designer Patricia Field adorn the women of "Sex and the City. " She's one of the supporting characters in "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's," a new documentary, which opens May 3 in New York and Los Angeles, about the aspirational fashion emporium, and she is writing a memoir that HBO recently optioned for Lena Dunham to adapt.
February 22, 2005 |
Go figure: Films starring Jim Carrey and Bill Murray walked off with honors at the seventh annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Colleen Atwood, who dressed Carrey and company in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," won for excellence in a fantasy/period film, while the award for contemporary film went to Milena Canonero for "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou," starring Murray. Atwood is also nominated for an Oscar.
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."
January 14, 2009 |
"Slumdog Millionaire," "Iron Man" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" are among the nominees announced Tuesday for the 11th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Nominees for excellence in the contemporary film category are Laura Jean Shannon and Rebecca Bentjen for "Iron Man," Ann Roth for "Mamma Mia!," Patricia Field for "Sex and the City," Suttirat Larlarb for "Slumdog Millionaire" and Amy Westcott for "The Wrestler."