Browse Articles by Michelle Paradis

CDG Awards Put Costume Designers in the Spotlight

February 2016
CDG Awards Put Costume Designers in the Spotlight

The costume designers and the stars they dress came out on Tuesday, Feb. 23 to the Beverly Hilton to celebrate the art of costume design. The 18th Costume Design Guild awards was a glittering tribute to a year of exciting achievements. »

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Lenny Abrahamson Tackles the Confines of Room

February 2016
Lenny Abrahamson Tackles the Confines of <em>Room</em>

Lenny Abrahamson's Room tells the story of five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his mother (Brie Larson) who are trapped in a windowless, enclosed space together. The film is nominated for four Academy Awards – best motion picture of the year, best performance by an actress in a leading role for Larson, best achievement in... »

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For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Costume Designers

February 2016
For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Costume Designers

Costume design is more than just about clothing. It is about expressing who a character is and telling stories about those characters. Costume design can be seamless sometimes. Oftentimes it does not stand out on its own but rather serves to describe things about a character that cannot be achieved any other way. In... »

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Michael Kaplan Designs the Costumes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

January 2016
Michael Kaplan Designs the Costumes for <em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em>

J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens tells the story of a unexpected group of heroes who partner with the Resistance to save the galaxy. The fascinating realization of this world earned costume designer Michael Kaplan a Costume Designer Guild award nomination for excellence in fantasy film. Kaplan, who is known for... »

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Contender – Production Designer Colin Gibson, Mad Max: Fury Road

January 2016
Contender – Production Designer Colin Gibson, <em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em>

Director George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road tells the story of a woman (Charlize Theron) who rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia and searches for her homeland. Creating this world was an interesting process and the task went to production designer Colin Gibson, who has received an Academy Award nomination for his... »

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Contender – Production Designer Eve Stewart, The Danish Girl

January 2016
Contender – Production Designer Eve Stewart, <em>The Danish Girl</em>

Director Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl tells the story of Danish artist Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and his journey as a transgender pioneer in the early 1920s. Production designer Eve Stewart, who is known for her work on Les Misérables (2012), The King's Speech (2010) and Topsy-Turvy (1999), for all three of which... »

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Contender – Costume Designer Paco Delgado The Danish Girl

January 2016
Contender – Costume Designer Paco Delgado <em>The Danish Girl</em>

Director Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl tells the story of artist Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and his journey as a transgender pioneer in the early 1920s. Costume designer Paco Delgado, known for his work on Biutiful (2010), The Skin I Live In (2011) and Les Misérables (2012), the latter for which he received... »

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Contender- Costume Designer Danny Glicker Love & Mercy

January 2016
Contender- Costume Designer Danny Glicker <em>Love & Mercy</em>

Director Bill Pohlad's Love & Mercy follows the story of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson as he struggles with psychosis in the 1960s and 1980s. Helping to create both eras was costume designer Danny Glicker, who is known for his work on Up in the Air (2009), This Is the End (2013) and Milk... »

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Contender – Costume Designer Carlo Poggioli, Youth

January 2016
Contender – Costume Designer Carlo Poggioli, <em>Youth</em>

Paolo Sorrentino's Youth tells the story of a vacationing retired orchestra conductor (Michael Caine) who receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform again. Costume designer Carlo Poggioli, who is known for his work on Cold Mountain (2003), Van Helsing (2004) and Divergent (2014) was excited at the opportunity to be a part... »

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Contender – Production Designer François Séguin, Brooklyn

December 2015
Contender – Production Designer François Séguin, <em>Brooklyn</em>

Director John Crowley's Brooklyn tells the story of a young Irish woman, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) as she relocates to New York in the 1950s. Creating the world of 1950s Ireland and New York on a tight budget wasn't without its challenges but production designer François Séguin, known for Lucky Number Slevin (2006), The... »

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