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Contender Profile: Pose Costume Designer Analucia McGorty on the Show’s Fabulous Looks

June 14, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: <em>Pose</em> Costume Designer Analucia McGorty on the Show’s Fabulous Looks

Spanning three decades from the 1970s through the 1990s, FX’s Pose follows a cast of colorful multi-cultural, multi-ethnic LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming characters in New York City. At the center of their world is the underground ball scene, emceed by patriarch Pray Tell, played by Billy Porter, where chosen House members strut outrageous outfits befit of a designated... »

Solos Costume Designer Shiona Turini on Dressing Actors for the Future, During a Pandemic

May 27, 2021 | By
<em>Solos</em> Costume Designer Shiona Turini on Dressing Actors for the Future, During a Pandemic

You only have to take one look at Shiona Turini’s website to marvel at the amazing career she’s had in fashion and style even before she was hired by Issa Rae to be the Costume Designer for her HBO show, Insecure.  Turini’s latest project is David (Hunters) Weil’s seven-episode series, Solos, on Amazon Prime... »

Contender Profile: Dickinson Costume Designer Jennifer Moeller Does A Deep Dive Into History 

May 17, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: <em>Dickinson</em> Costume Designer Jennifer Moeller Does A Deep Dive Into History 

The world of Dickinson on Apple TV+ takes place in the 1850s. If you Google what women wore in those days, you’d primarily see bell-shaped skirts and dresses, petticoats, and paisley patterned shawls. For men it was a tailored three-piece suit complete with a jacket, vest and trousers, a shirt and a necktie. The wardrobe... »

Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

April 19, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

The 93rd Academy Awards are now less than a week away, taking place on Sunday, April 25. Depending on when you’re reading this, your Oscar ballot may have already been turned in before the April 20 deadline. Or maybe you’re not an Academy member quite yet but, as a member of the film (or... »

Contender Profile: Mulan’s Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Bina Daigeler

April 16, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Mulan’s Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Bina Daigeler

The Costume Design race at the 93rd Academy Awards heated up in the last few days when the prescient Costume Designers Guild awarded top prizes to the craftspeople behind the garments in Mulan and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — the now presumptive Oscar frontrunners. In Mulan, German Costume Designer Bina Daigeler teamed up with... »

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... »