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Contender Profile: Costume Designer Massimo Cantini Parrini on Pinocchio

April 15, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Costume Designer Massimo Cantini Parrini on <em>Pinocchio</em>

This year’s Best Costume Design race at the Academy Awards presents voters a difficult choice between five deserving but different styles of designing actors’ wardrobes. We spoke to Mank’s Trish Sommerville earlier this season, and she squares off against BAFTA, Costume Designers Guild, and Critics Choice winner (and past Oscar winner) Ann Roth (who... »

Iconic Star Trek Costume Designer Robert Fletcher Dead at 98

April 14, 2021 | By
Iconic <em>Star Trek</em> Costume Designer Robert Fletcher Dead at 98

Costume Designer Robert Fletcher,  who provided costumes for stage and screen for over six decades, died on April 5 in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 98. No cause of death was disclosed, but a spokesman for Fletcher said he died peacefully. Fletcher’s husband of 65 years, singer, Broadway dancer and New York... »

The Full List of Winners from the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA)

April 13, 2021 | By
The Full List of Winners from the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA)

On Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30pm PST, the Costume Designers Guild (CDG, IATSE Local 892) announced the winners for its 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) on the guild’s Twitter page, hosted by Lana Condor (To All the Boys I Loved Before). The main film awards went to Bina Daigeler for Mulan (Sci-Fi/, Nancy Steiner for Promising Young Woman, and Ann Roth for Ma... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Costume Design

April 7, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Costume Design

Welcome to my sister-in-law Mindy’s favorite category, the one which she and I will discuss the most and, if she really likes one of the contenders, will refer to the clothing as “scrumptious.” That, actually, is why I’m making the choice I am making in this category, which of course you will see below.... »

Craft Spotlight: I Care A Lot Costume Designer Discusses Rosamund Pike’s Stunning Wardrobe

March 9, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>I Care A Lot</em> Costume Designer Discusses Rosamund Pike’s Stunning Wardrobe

Rosamund Pike just won a deserved Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her turn as con artist Marla Grayson in Netflix’s I Care a Lot. As Pike’s character trapezes about scamming senior citizens who live in a retirement community and even engaging in a high-stakes kidnapping, she exudes a... »

Nominations for the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Announced

March 4, 2021 | By
Nominations for the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Announced

The Costume Designers Guild (CDC, IATSE Local 892) has announced the nominations for its 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which will take place at 5:30pm PST on April 13, livestreamed on the guild’s Twitter account. Netflix received the most nominations with five, followed by Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures/Focus, both with three. Many of the films... »

Promising Young Woman Costume Designer Nancy Steiner on Creating a Character’s Persona Entirely with Clothing

February 23, 2021 | By
Promising Young Woman Costume Designer Nancy Steiner on Creating a Character’s Persona Entirely with Clothing

Newcomer writer/director Emerald Fennell has received widespread acclaim—including a Best Director Golden Globe nomination—for her feature directorial debut, Promising Young Woman, and rightly so. It’s a film that stuns viewers with its daring, original, and unexpected take on the hot button but fraught issue of sexual abuse. The movie is anchored by an arguably... »

Artist Profile: Costume Designer Trish Summerville Discusses Her Work on David Fincher’s Mank

February 12, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: Costume Designer Trish Summerville Discusses Her Work on David Fincher’s <em>Mank</em>

David Fincher’s Mank focuses on screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz as he puts the final touches on the script for Citizen Kane. The action, set in 1930s Hollywood, features luminaries from Irving Thalberg, William Randolph Hearts, and, of course, Orson Welles. Mank’s plot, however, it focuses on Gary Oldman as the principal character and on a... »

Crafts Spotlight: The Costumes and Production Design for Stephen King’s The Stand

January 28, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: The Costumes and Production Design for Stephen King’s <em>The Stand</em>

Tackling Stephen King’s 1978 post-apocalyptic novel The Stand would be a challenge for anyone, considering how sprawling it is with so many characters and locations. Frequent King collaborator Mick Garris gave it a try in 1994 with a TV mini-series that cost $28 million – a lot for those times – and now, Josh... »

Artist Spotlight: Julian Day’s Modern Costume Design for Netflix’s Rebecca

November 11, 2020 | By
Artist Spotlight: Julian Day’s Modern Costume Design for Netflix’s <em>Rebecca</em>

In Netflix’s Rebecca, Costume Designer Julian Day (Rocketman, Bohemian Rhapsody) customized alluring costumes with the touch of a bright, fresh, and exciting appearance so that modern audience could like and understand the clothes. Based on the 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier – previously adapted for film in 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock —Rebecca follows... »