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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... »

Paul Tazewell on Designing West Side Story’s Colorful Costumes and Working With Steven Spielberg

January 21, 2022 | By
Paul Tazewell on Designing <i>West Side Story</i>’s Colorful Costumes and Working With Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story has drawn raves from critics and year-end accolades for most of its below-the-line talent, including choreographer Justin Peck. There’s no question that the West Side Story cast displays some fantastic dance moves throughout the film, but what truly makes those musical numbers pop are the costumes worn by talented actors such... »

Wheel of Time Costume Designer Isis Mussenden on Dressing the Cast of Amazon’s Epic Fantasy Series

January 11, 2022 | By
<i>Wheel of Time </i> Costume Designer Isis Mussenden on Dressing the Cast of Amazon’s Epic Fantasy Series

The Wheel of Time, Amazon Prime Video’s ambitious stab at a Lord of the Rings-esque fantasy franchise, looks absolutely glorious. Every frame of the series, which is based on the novels by Robert Jordan, aspires to be a thing of beauty. Of course, there are few images more stunning than Rosamund Pike channeling her magic as... »

The Tender Bar: Check Out an Exclusive “Making Of” Video on George Clooney’s Film

December 27, 2021 | By
<em>The Tender Bar</em>: Check Out an Exclusive “Making Of” Video on George Clooney’s Film

George Clooney‘s latest film as a director, The Tender Bar, is an adaptation of J.R. Moehringer‘s period memoir ab0ut how he was raised on Long Island mostly by his single mother (Lily Rabe) but with regular life advice from his Uncle Charlie (played by Ben Affleck) and Grandpa (Christopher Lloyd). The young J.R. is played by Daniel Ranieri, making... »

Nightmare Alley Costume Designer Creates Period Dress for Guillermo del Toro Again

December 16, 2021 | By
<em>Nightmare Alley</em> Costume Designer Creates Period Dress for Guillermo del Toro Again

Back in 2017, the little picture that could, The Shape of Water, made it all the way to the top of the film world by nabbing Oscars for Best Picture and for Best Director for its inventive creator, Guillermo del Toro. Among the movie’s nominations was one for Costume Designer Luis Sequeira, who was... »