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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... »

CDG Awards: Dune and Cruella Win Top Costume Prizes as The Great Proves Its Greatness

March 10, 2022 | By
CDG Awards: <i>Dune</i> and <i>Cruella</i> Win Top Costume Prizes as <i>The Great</i> Proves Its Greatness

WB/Legendary’s Dune and Disney’s Cruella were among the big winners at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, which were hosted by Black Monday stars Andrew Rannells and Casey Wilson on Wednesday night at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. As voted on by more than 1,000 designers and illustrators who are members of the Guild,... »

Cyrano Costume Designer Massimo Cantini Parrini on Dressing Hundreds of Characters in Period Garb

February 25, 2022 | By
<i>Cyrano</i> Costume Designer Massimo Cantini Parrini on Dressing Hundreds of Characters in Period Garb

This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design present voters with an array of wildly different choices, each deserving in their own way. Consider, for example, Jacqueline West’s fantasy-oriented costumes in Dune, which landed West her fourth nomination, or Jenny Beavan’s fashion-centric garments in Cruella, which garnered Beavan an impressive 11th nomination. The Academy could... »

Death on the Nile Costume Designer Paco Delgado on Dressing Multiple Murder Suspects and Referencing Jackie O

February 21, 2022 | By
<i>Death on the Nile</i> Costume Designer Paco Delgado on Dressing Multiple Murder Suspects and Referencing Jackie O

A honeymoon party for the super-rich takes a dark turn in Death on the Nile, a new adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s classic 1937 mystery. Directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the film co-stars Gal Gadot, Emma Mackey, Annette Bening, Armie Hammer, and Sophie Okonedo. Gadot stars as heiress... »

Costume Designer Sarah Trost on Bringing Zany Glamour and Some Rock ‘n’ Roll to The Righteous Gemstones

February 21, 2022 | By
Costume Designer Sarah Trost on Bringing Zany Glamour and Some Rock ‘n’ Roll to <i>The Righteous Gemstones</i>

The Righteous Gemstones wraps up its second season on HBO next Sunday night, and the Gemstone family at its center may be more aptly described as self-righteous given the enormous wealth they’ve amassed with the help of their loyal flock.  Created, executive produced and written by Danny McBride, Season 2 of the hit comedy has only further... »

Luster Bayless, Costume Designer on Many John Wayne Movies, Dies at 84

February 18, 2022 | By
Luster Bayless, Costume Designer on Many John Wayne Movies, Dies at 84

Legendary Hollywood costume designer Luster Bayless, who dressed John Wayne in more than a dozen classic Westerns, including True Grit and The Shootist, died of natural causes last Friday at his home in Canyon Country, California. He was 84. Bayless was a Navy veteran who grew up in Mississippi and hitchhiked to Los Angeles, where... »

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Costume Designer Donna Zakowska on Season 4’s Bolder Colors and Circus-Inspired Flair

February 18, 2022 | By
<i>The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</i> Costume Designer Donna Zakowska on Season 4’s Bolder Colors and Circus-Inspired Flair

Colorful collared tapered jackets over pencil and A-line skirts, accented with bows and buttons, with a pillow box hat to top it all off. That fashion ensemble has become the signature look for the women of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Season 4 premieres on Friday and finds Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) and company... »

Costume Designers Guild Awards Unveil Nominees, Including Three Musicals

January 26, 2022 | By
Costume Designers Guild Awards Unveil Nominees, Including Three Musicals

Feast your eyes on the nominees for the 24th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which honor excellence in film, television, and short-form costume design. High-profile musicals such as West Side Story, In the Heights, and Cyrano scored nominations this year alongside blockbusters such as Dune, The Matrix Resurrections, and No Time to Die, as well as the... »