Costume Designer Bob Mackie Joins Broadway’s ‘The Cher Show’
Bob Mackie will bring decades of Cher experience – he designed, among her many other gowns, the jeweled black stunner with feather headpiece for the 1986 Oscars – to the design team for Broadway’s upcoming The Cher Show.
Mackie is part of the design team announced today by producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller. Others include set designer Christine Jones (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), set designer Brett Banakis (The Glass Menagerie), lighting designer Kevin… Read
Hubert de Givenchy Dies: French Fashion Designer & Stylist To Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy Was 91
French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, known for creating iconic looks for Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died in France. He was 91.
His companion, Philippe Venet, told AFP that Givenchy passed away in his sleep on Saturday. Luxury goods firm LVMH, which has owned the House of Givenchy since 1988, called the designer “a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century. He will be greatly missed.”
Givenchy’s designs were a… Read
‘The Shape Of Water’ Costume Designer Luis Sequeira On Cold War Fashions & Elisa’s Dazzling Red Shoes
Previously working with Guillermo del Toro on his FX series The Strain, costume designer Luis Sequeira sought a balance between worlds of whimsy and Cold War fashion for the director’s latest original monster movie, The Shape of Water.
Following a budding romance between a South American fish-man and a mute janitor in ’60s Baltimore, del Toro’s fantasy required grounding in history to achieve a greater resonance, in line with the kinds of socially conscious fables for… Read
CDG Awards Nominations Announced For Film & TV Costuming
The Costume Designers Guild has unveiled its nominees for the 20th annual CDGAs, which celebrate excellence in film, TV and shortform costume design. The trophies will be doled out February 2o during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
As always, the big- and small-screen nominees are vying in separate contemporary, period and fantasy/sci-fi categories. That means, of course, that no project can get multiple nominations and the field includes some titles that haven’t gotten… Read
‘Supergirl’ Offers First-Look At Chris Wood As Mon-El In New Legion Uniform
Mon-El is back in black, and dressed like Elvis in his 1968 comeback special.
A first look at Chris Wood as Mon-El in his new Legion of Super-Heroes costume has been released in advance of the outfit’s debut in the Supergirl return to originals at 8 PM January 15 on the CW. Check it out below.
In the opener, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is struggling to heal from the injuries inflicted by Reign (Odette Annable) and remains in a dreamlike state, unable to be reached. Mon-El… Read
‘Black Lightning’: First-Look Photo Of Nafessa Williams As Thunder In CW Series
A daughter has suited up. The CW and Warner Bros Television have released the first look at Nafessa Williams in costume as Thunder in Black Lightning, the upcoming drama series based on the titular DC superhero. Check out the photo below.
In the comic books, young Anissa and Jennifer follow in their father's footsteps and become superheroes, taking on the names of Thunder and Lightning, respectively. Twentysomething Anissa is passionate, quick-witted and balances the… Read
High Fashion of ‘Phantom Thread’ Became Costume Designer Mark Bridges’ Greatest Test
Reading Paul Thomas Anderson’s script for Phantom Thread for the first time, Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges was reminded of the filmmaker’s seminal Boogie Nights, seeing another world of rich possibilities in front of him.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock, a cutting couturier in ’50s London, Phantom Thread would seem to represent a career high for Bridges—a film based entirely around the world of high-society fashion. Working closely with the… Read
‘Suburbicon’ Costume Designer Jenny Eagan On “Old Schooling” Her Way To Eerie ’50s Suburban Couture
Familiar with George Clooney as an actor, and even as a producer, costume designer Jenny Eagan got acquainted with Clooney as a director on Suburbicon, a dark portrait of quintessential ’50s suburbia. Working for many years as an assistant costume designer under Oscar nominee Mary Zophre’s tutelage, Eagan has become a master of designing costumes—for any environment, and any time—in a way that is seamless and organic.
Speaking with Deadline, Eagan discusses her approach… Read
‘I, Tonya’ Costume Designer Jennifer Johnson On Going To eBay To Peel Back Layers On Tonya Harding
In a little over 10 years as a costume designer, Jennifer Johnson has covered a great deal of terrain, immersing herself in the needs of the script to the extent that it’s difficult to link her name to any one style. Making her feature debut with David Slade’s haunting thriller Hard Candy—which saw a precocious young woman (Ellen Page) luring a pedophile (Patrick Wilson) into a violent trap—Johnson’s first effort sprang from a great specificity of vision, a trait that is… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ And ‘Westworld’ Costume Designer Ane Crabtree: Dystopia Is In Fashion
The opportunity to design costumes for Hulu’s dystopian drama series The Handmaid’s Tale—based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, and created by Bruce Miller (The 100)—was a full-circle moment for Ane Crabtree. Having read the novel many years ago, upon it’s initial release, and seen the 1990 film adaption in theaters, Crabtree was tremendously inspired, feeling nonetheless that the events in the novel were too unreal to ever be acted out in real life.
30 years later… Read
Rita Riggs Dies: Hitchcock, ‘All In The Family’ Costumer Was 86
Costume designer Rita Riggs, who sewed stuffed crows onto Tippi Hedren’s iconic green dress for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and made sure that Archie Bunker’s single pair of trousers stayed mended through a seven-year stretch of All in the Family, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 86.
“He had seven white shirts,” Riggs once said about Carroll O’Connor’s All In The Family wardrobe, explaining that the choice of white- over blue-collar reflected Archie’s belief that he… Read
‘Z’ Costume Designer Tom Broecker On Tracking Evolution Of Fashion In A Series “Designed To Be Binge-Watched”
While the costumes in Amazon original series Z: The Beginning of Everything may seem simple on the surface, if you look inside their elaborate internal components, clearly they are far from it. This was one of the major surprises for Emmy-winning costume designer Tom Broecker in designing pieces for the series. His job was depicting a period a few years before the Roaring Twenties Flapper fashion that fills history books and the collective imagination, the time when Zelda… Read