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Michael Clancy, Costume Designer for Blue Bloods and Several James Gray Movies, Dies

August 1, 2022 | By
Michael Clancy, Costume Designer for <i>Blue Bloods</i> and Several James Gray Movies, Dies

Michael Clancy, who served as the longtime costume designer on the hit TV series Blue Bloods as well as several James Gray movies, has died. His passing was announced July 29 on Instagram by his friend and fellow costume designer, Naomi Wolff Lachter. Clancy got his start on the Disney Channel series Avonlea before... »

The Essex Serpent Costume Designer Jane Petrie on Putting Cowboy Couture Into Her Period Creations

June 30, 2022 | By
<i>The Essex Serpent</i> Costume Designer Jane Petrie on Putting Cowboy Couture Into Her Period Creations

The Essex Serpent, streaming on Apple TV+ is a mixture of forbidden love with a hearty dose of folklore. Based on the novel by Sarah Perry, the six episodes center on London widow Cora Seaborne (Claire Danes), a passionate paleontologist, who moves to the coastal town of Essex to investigate reports of a mythical... »

Hacks Costume Designer Kathleen Felix-Hager on Making Jean Smart Look Fabulous as Deborah Vance

June 27, 2022 | By
<i>Hacks</i> Costume Designer Kathleen Felix-Hager on Making Jean Smart Look Fabulous as Deborah Vance

Season 2 of Hacks just finished streaming on HBO Max last month, and once again, creators Lucia Aniello, Jen Statsky, and Paul W. Downs have outdone themselves regarding what happens with the relationship between Jean Smart’s aging stand-up veteran Deborah Vance and Hannah Einbinder’s younger and more idealistic comedy writer Ava. Over the course... »

Keri Smith, Costume Designer for The Goldbergs and Live in Front of a Studio Audience, on Using Fashion to Honor the Past

June 27, 2022 | By
Keri Smith, Costume Designer for <i>The Goldbergs</i> and <i>Live in Front of a Studio Audience</i>, on Using Fashion to Honor the Past

Keri Smith is living in the past, and she loves it. The veteran Costume Designer has worked on contemporary shows and movies, including I Hate My 30’s, My Boys, Answers to Nothing, and Happy Endings, but she’s spent the better part of the last decade happily ensconced in the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s thanks... »

The Gilded Age Costume Designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone on the HBO Show’s Extravagant, Museum-Inspired Period Creations

June 24, 2022 | By
<i>The Gilded Age</i> Costume Designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone on the HBO Show’s Extravagant, Museum-Inspired Period Creations

Over two centuries ago, the Gilded Age era was all the rage in New York City with mansions lining the streets and dirt-paved roads providing the way for horses and buggies. It was a time of extreme division between the haves and the have-nots, illustrated by the social society in which the wealthy held... »

Elvis Producer Catherine Martin, Who Also Served as Costume and Production Designer, on Helping Her Husband Baz Luhrmann Bring an Icon Back to Life

June 23, 2022 | By
<i>Elvis</i> Producer Catherine Martin, Who Also Served as Costume and Production Designer, on Helping Her Husband Baz Luhrmann Bring an Icon Back to Life

Catherine Martin is just an incredible craftsperson, an amazing woman who has won four Oscars for her work with her husband, director Baz Luhrmann — two each for her costumes and production design for Moulin Rouge! in 2001 and The Great Gatsby in 2013. She has been Luhrmann’s production designer going back to Strictly Ballroom... »

Pam & Tommy Costume Designer Kameron Lennox on Recreating ’90s Looks for One of the World’s Most Recognizable Couples

June 12, 2022 | By
<i>Pam & Tommy</i> Costume Designer Kameron Lennox on Recreating ’90s Looks for One of the World’s Most Recognizable Couples

Pam & Tommy, Hulu’s biographical drama about the rocky marriage between Baywatch superstar Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, was a hit right off the bat thanks to its lurid subject matter, its infectious ’90s energy, and mostly of all, the funny, dramatic, and even endearing performances from Lily James and Sebastian Stan as... »

The Great Costume Designer Sharon Long on Bringing Sexy Back to 18th Century Couture in Season 2

May 19, 2022 | By
<i>The Great</i> Costume Designer Sharon Long on Bringing Sexy Back to 18th Century Couture in Season 2

In Season 2 of Hulu’s The Great, creator Tony McNamara‘s modernistic take on the Russian monarchy circa 18th century boasts saucy language and a sexy, vibrant wardrobe. For the women of the Court, led by Empress Catherine, (Elle Fanning) think lots of heaving bosoms, colorful, wide-rimmed dresses supported by bone hoop cages, corsets to sculpt... »

Downton Abbey: A New Era‘s Costume Designers on Bringing Old Hollywood and the Crawley Family Into the Late 1920s

May 18, 2022 | By
<i>Downton Abbey: A New Era</i>‘s Costume Designers on Bringing Old Hollywood and the Crawley Family Into the Late 1920s

Downton Abbey: A New Era hits U.S. theaters this weekend three years after the first film grossed nearly $100 million at the domestic box office. Both films are, of course, based on the popular British series that ran for six seasons on ITV overseas and on PBS in the States. Directed by Simon Curtis,... »

The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

March 11, 2022 | By
The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

The Batman and Scream were my two most anticipated movies of the year, and with the former currently playing in theaters and the latter now available On Demand, it’s time to turn our attention to my other Most Anticipated Movies of the Year, albeit with a below-the-line twist this time around. Rather than simply... »