For all its glitter and showmanship, "Chicago" is grittier than most musicals that have been honored by the Academy, which tends to favor musical morality tales a la "Oliver!" and "The Sound of…
Jan Lindstrom Valerio
Despite the advent of color councils, fashion forecasters and massive marketing campaigns, predicting which films will influence fashion remains an inexact science.
Variety's Oscar Style Special
While costume designer Jenny Beavan adores a contemporary film for its broad costuming possibilities, it is within the restricted nature of period dramas that her talents have been most widely…
Fom her glorious illustrations to her film achievements to her eccentric personal wardrobe, Theadora Van Runkle personifies the role of legendary costume designer.
It may seem odd that the Costume Designers Guild created its annual awards to raise public awareness of designers' achievements, yet staunchly refuses to televise its annual presentation. The…
If clothing is a language, there are few costume designers who speak pop culture as fluently as Arianne Phillips. As head of Madonna's "glam squad" on the Drowned World Tour, Phillips honed her…
Those who worry that Hollywood's glamour days are behind us can quit their kvetching. The '90s have ushered in haute couture -- not so much onscreen but at award shows. Oscar night has become the…