Costume Designers

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“We’d Have These Practical Conversations About How Sex Would Be Achieved in These Costumes”: Costume Designer Holly Waddington On the Historical Rule-Breaking of Her Work in Poor Things

Poor Things (Photo Yorgos Lanthimos/Searchlight Pictures)

A feminine coming-of-age film by way of Frankenstein, Yorgos Lanthimos’ gorgeously designed Poor Things follows Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), an unhappy and suicidal woman brought back to life by the enigmatic scientist Baxter (Willem Dafoe), and then embarking on a…  Read more

By Jan 15, 2024

Clothes Tell the Story: Costume Designer Stacey Battat on Priscilla

A woman in a bridal dress and a man in a tuxedo stand behind a wedding cake.Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi in Priscilla (courtesy of A24)

From the wan pastel prairie dresses of The Virgin Suicides to the candy-colored 18th century finery of Marie Antoinette to the aughts logomania of The Bling Ring, the style in Sofia Coppola’s movies is always brilliantly cohesive, capturing a distinct,…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2023

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

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