In a business flush with wild imaginations, 2001 was a breakthrough year for production design. Leading the way were New Line's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and Warner Bros.'…
Good period work for a costume designer is the equivalent of a drunk scene for an actor," says Albert Wolsky, who won two Academy Awards for "All That Jazz" and "Bugsy." "You can't lose."
Catherine Martin, the creative force behind the look of "Moulin Rouge," demonstrated a can-can-do attitude by taking on production designer and co-costumer duties on the eight-time- Oscar-nommed pic…
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…
Designed down to the spots on the Dalmatian mice, the majesty of "The Royal Tenenbaums" is found in its attention to the minute details that ground the eccentric family of former geniuses firmly in…
Reese Witherspoon's straight-out-of-Beverly Hills ensembles in "Legally Blonde," and the debonair duds of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and company in the Rat Pack redux "Ocean's Eleven," constitute some…
Arianne Phillips was fitting John Cameron Mitchell's Golden Globes outfit when she received the call from the Costume Designers Guild announcing her nomination in the period/fantasy category for her…
In the four decades since he designed Stanley Kubrick's production of "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," Ken Adam still figures it's the best work he's ever done.
Fom her glorious illustrations to her film achievements to her eccentric personal wardrobe, Theadora Van Runkle personifies the role of legendary costume designer.
After outfitting large simians in "Planet of the Apes" -- for which she is nominated in the period/fantasy category by the Costume Designers Guild, which previously gave her an award for "Sleepy…
Charlize Theron will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Scientific & Technical Awards March 2 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.