A Good Person
Costume Design

A Good Person Costume Designer Tere Duncan on Outfitting Florence Pugh and Reflecting Her Character Arc Through Clothing

In A Good Person, the latest film from Writer-Director Zach Braff, Allison (Florence Pugh) endures a tragedy that causes her to retreat within herself and grapple with opioid addiction. She gradually comes out of her shell as she reconnects with Daniel (Morgan Freeman), the man who was supposed to be her father-in-law, and his granddaughter, Ryan (Celeste O’Connor). Below the Line recently spoke with the film’s Costume Designer, Tere Duncan, about […]

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Costume Designers Guild Rewards Elvis, Everything Everywhere, Glass Onion

On Monday night, Feb. 27, the Costume Designers Guild (CDG, IATSE Local 892) presented its 25th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, in a ceremony hosted by Titus Burress at the Fairmont Century Plaza. The CDG includes more than 1,200 costume designers, assistant costume designers, and illustrators working in motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and new media programs throughout the world. Each of the film and television categories are divided into three sub-groups, allowing […]

Tituss Burgess

Tituss Burgess to Host 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards, Which Will Honor Angela Bassett and Bette Midler

Six-time Emmy nominee and recording artist Tituss Burgess (Schmigadoon!) will host the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards on Monday, Feb. 27 at the Fairmont Century Plaza. The two-hour show will recognize four previously announced honorees including Angela Bassett, Bette Midler, Deborah L. Scott, and Rachael M. Stanley along with the Costume Designers nominated in eight categories. Celebrating excellence in film, television, and short-form costume design, the CDGA celebrates its 25th […]

Women Talking

Women Talking Costume Designer Quita Alfred on Creating Costumes From Authentic Mennonite Community Garbs for Sarah Polley’s Powerful Film

It was clear to Below the Line when we reviewed Women Talking at the Telluride Film Festival that Sarah Polley‘s adaptation of Miriam Toews’ novel was destined to be one of the year’s best films, as we praised both its ensemble as well as its exquisite below-the-line aesthetic, which includes a spectacular score from Oscar winner Hildur Guðnadóttir and powerful cinematography from Polley’s longtime collaborator Luc Montpellier. We also noted the […]


Avatar, Glass Onion, Babylon Among 25th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Nominees

The Costume Designers Guild (CDG, IATSE Local 892) announced the nominations for its 25th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, the winners to be announced at the annual ceremony, which will be held on Monday, February 27, at the Fairmont Century Plaza. Final Ballot voting runs from Jan. 30 through Feb. 17. The CDG includes more than 1,200 costume designers, assistant costume designers, and illustrators working in motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and […]

Bill Nighy Living

Living Costume Designer Sandy Powell on Finding the Perfect Suit for Bill Nighy, Men’s Fashion These Days & Disney’s New Snow White Film

The idea of remaking a classic like Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 drama Ikiru might not seem like a particularly prudent decision, but that’s exactly what Director Oliver Hermanus has done with Living, transporting the story to ’50s London with Bill Nighy playing Mr. Williams, a lifelong public servant diagnosed with terminal cancer who tries to make the most of his last few months. While Kurosawa’s film was contemporary at the time […]

Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water Costume Designer Deborah L. Scott on Dressing James Cameron’s Unique Vision, and What Avatar 3 May Look Like

James Cameron‘s Avatar: The Way of Water features astounding motion capture effects that illuminate the fascinating and ever-expanding world of Pandora. Cameron’s unique cinematic vision is boldly on display, creating an epic moviegoing experience for all ages that reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place. To be able to capture the imaginations of millions of people across the globe and hold their attention for more […]

The Fabelmans

The Fabelmans Costume Designer Mark Bridges on Taking Inspiration From Steven Spielberg’s Home Movies to Honor the Director’s Family Memories

In The Fabelmans, Director Steven Spielberg invites the audience to find out what shaped him, warts and all, into the famous filmmaker he is today. We meet his surrogate family, including his mother Mitzi (Michelle Williams) and his father Burt (Paul Dano), as well as his grandparents and sisters, and we see them all through a very personal lens as Spielberg’s own stand-in character, Sammy Fabelman (newcomer Gabriel LaBelle), endeavors […]


Below the Line’s Awards Season Film, Television Craft Interview Round-Up

Now that it’s late December, we’re fully into the awards season where crafts people in the industry get to nominate their colleagues in various below-the-line categories. Unlike the past few years, we’re including both television and film craft here, because many of the guilds and societies will be nominating for their annual awards, which include both film and television. You can also get a quick reminder of some of our […]

TÁR movie

TÁR Costume Designer Bina Daigler on Dressing a Highly Successful Character and Working With Cate Blanchett

Earlier today, Todd Field‘s drama TÁR was named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle, which also gave Cate Blanchett its Best Actress award on the strength of her latest acting clinic. She completely embodies Lydia Tár, a complex but inherently dislikable though still successful woman whose ambitions have driven her to become a world-class conductor — though she doesn’t reach the top without stepping on and over […]