This year’s awards-nominated costume designers gathered at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), Feb. 22, for the 2nd Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Oscar Celebration – a thought-provoking panel discussion about costume design and its important role in cinematic storytelling. The event also celebrated and paid tribute to the late David C. Copley whose endowment to TFT, created the David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design.
The panel included Mark Bridges (The Silver Linings Playbook), Paco Delgado (Les Misérables), Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina), Joanna Johnston (Lincoln), Kasia Walicka-Maimone (Moonrise Kingdom) and Jacqueline West (Argo). Moderating was Deborah Nadoolman Landis, PhD, founding director and chair of the David C. Copley Center.
“We mourn the passing of our visionary and generous benefactor, David Copley,” said Teri Schwartz, dean of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. “But, today we get to celebrate his memory through the remarkable work of the Copley Center and the important role that costume design plays in advancing great visual storytelling. We are honored to host such a distinguished panel of award-winning costume designers at our annual Oscar event and thank them for inspiring our students to become the next generation of creative leaders throughout the entertainment and performing arts industries.”
The Sketch to Screen panelists provided an in-depth look into the work and detail involved in costume design, while also providing creative insight into the artistic challenges that arise on a daily basis.