Costume Designers

Interviews - Costume Designers


Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter on Her Career and New Book

A sketch by Ruth E. Carter for the costumes of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Ruth E. Carter is one of the best-known and most highly acclaimed costume designers working today. Since the very beginning of her 30-plus-year career, she’s had a creative partnership with Spike Lee, designing everything from the iconic streetwear of Do…  Read more

By Aug 10, 2023

“I’m Seldom Looking at Fashion Editorials”: Costume Designer Heidi Bivens on the Euphoria Fashion Book From A24

Barbie Ferreira, Hunter Schafer and Zendaya in the Euphoria Fashion book.

One of the most trendsetting costume designers working today, Heidi Bivens’s work on the edgy teen drama Euphoria mixes vintage pieces, subcultural styles and up-and-coming designers in surprising and visually dynamic ways. Her looks have captivated the show’s young viewers:…  Read more

By Apr 17, 2023

“Painting with Colors That Have Some Muddy Water in Them”: Costume Designer Quita Alfred on Women Talking

The ensemble cast of Women Talking in Quite Alfred's costumesWomen Talking

Sarah Polley’s Women Talking tells a harrowing story of women in an isolated Mennonite colony attempting to find justice in the wake of vicious abuse by the men of their community. Adapted from Miriam Toews’ 2018 novel, which was inspired…  Read more

By Mar 9, 2023

A Wardrobe of Coats: Costume Designer Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh on The Banshees of Inisherin

An elderly Irish man named Colm (Brendan Gleeson) sits in a chair next to a window. His younger friend Pádraic (Colin Farrell) stares at him through the window. They do not make eye contact.Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin (Photo by Jonathan Hession, courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin brings the writer-director’s signature caustic humor to the story of Colm (Brendan Gleeson, perfectly surly), who abruptly decides to stop talking to his longtime best friend, Pádraic (Colin Farrell, perfectly perplexed), with devastating results…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2022

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