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‘Black Panther’s Ruth E. Carter To Receive Costume Designers Guild Honor

Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter, who created the stylish garb for Disney/Marvel’s blockbuster film Black Panther, is set to receive the Career Achievement Award at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA). The gala, which will take place on February 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, celebrates excellence in film, television, and short form costume design. There will be a few changes at this year’s gala. CDGA has announced the addition of an eighth competitive… Read


‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Costume Designer On Series’ “Beautiful Color Compositions” & Midge’s Season 1 Arc

After winning her first Emmy a decade ago for HBO miniseries John Adams, costume designer Donna Zakowska is once again reaping the benefits of intricate period work, with Amazon comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. For Amy Sherman-Palladino's acclaimed series, following an extraordinary housewife turned comedienne, Zakowska sought to capture the sartorial spirit of 1958 New York City. While tracking the fashion of a dynamic, vibrant time in the history of the East Coast… Read

‘Les Miserables’ First Look Photos From Masterpiece PBS Adaptation Out

The latest adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel Les Miserables is coming to Masterpiece PBS, and the first look at cast images are out. Masterpiece is teaming with BBC One on the upcoming six-part event.  The partners have set key cast with Dominic West playing Jean Valjean and David Oyelowo as Javert. Lily Collins has also boarded as Fantine with Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier. A co-production from Lookout Point and BBC Studios, the… Read


‘The Crown’ Costume Designer Jane Petrie On Her Approach To Period Authenticity – Production Value Video Series

Jane Petrie The Crown

With an abundance of period work behind her on films like Genius and Suffragette, Jane Petrie would seem the perfect artist to oversee costumes for Netflix royal drama The Crown. Early in her career as wardrobe mistress—and later, as a costume assistant—Petrie tracked Queen Elizabeth I’s looks with two films: Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Having covered this antecendent monarch of the 16th century, why shouldn’t she get her crack at Queen Elizabeth II? While… Read

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‘Once On This Island’ Director & Costume Designer Transform The Discarded Into The Divine – Tony Awards Watch

In a Broadway spring packed with revivals that invite fresh perspectives on artistic statements of prior decades, few productions make the case for their own reappraisal in quite the audaciously visual, all-there-on-the-stage way of Once On This Island. We carry our post-Stonewall sensibilities with us to The Boys in the Band, our spoiler-worthy knowledge of medical miracles to Angels in America and our Time’s Up fury to My Fair Lady and Carousel, and we’re welcomed to do… Read

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Dressing Broadway: Costume Designer Ann Roth Talks Denzel, ‘Carousel’, Tall Women And Finding Soul In Patches

Look closely at Carousel's dancing millworkers and you might see the patches. Maybe you’ll wonder whether the pipe-dreaming barflies of The Iceman Cometh scrub the collars of their threadbare shirts with lye if given the chance, or would they just leave the filthy duds rumpled where they land? Ann Roth ponders such things – and decides. Nominated for three 2018 Tony Awards for the costumes of Carousel, The Iceman Cometh and Three Tall Women, Roth has a remarkable career… Read


‘This Is Us’ Costume Designer Hala Bahmet On Managing Time Jumps & Designing Kate’s Wedding Dress – Production Value Video Series

Hala Bahmet

Hala Bahmet, whose work on Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story earned her an Emmy nomination, takes Deadline behind the scenes of NBC’s hit drama This Is Us in the third installment of the Production Value video series. Sitting down in her office on the Paramount lot, Bahmet explained what has driven her in her career as a costume designer, as well as discussing her latest gig on NBC’s hit drama. “I think what I like most about being a costume designer is that it's always… Read


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

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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