Costume nods draped on ‘Aquatic,’ ‘Snicket’

Costume Designers Guild fetes 'Sellers,' 'City'

Costume designer Milena Canonero won contemporary film honors for her work on “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” at the seventh annual Costume Designers Guild Awards on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.

In the period/fantasy category, Colleen Atwood won for “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.”

On the TV side, “Sex and the City” designer Patricia Field won the contemporary television category, and Jill Taylor nabbed the trophy for period and fantasy television for her work in “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.”

Most ironic winner of the night was Jennifer Rade, who designed the costumes for Apple Computer’s iPod “Dance” commercial. (The actors are shown only in silhouette.)

“Only fellow costume designers could appreciate how difficult a job that was,” Rade said.

Vera West (“Arabian Nights,” “Dracula”), Irene Gibbons (” Kismet,” “National Velvet”), Rene Hubert (“Forever Amber”) and Ruth Morley (“Tootsie,” “Annie Hall,” “Taxi Driver”) were all inducted into the Anne Cole Hall of Fame.

Fletcher feted for TV

Robert Fletcher (TV’s “Tosca” and “Rigoletto”) received the Lancel Career Achievement Award for Television. Fletcher won an Emmy for his work on the series “North and South,” and he is currently working on new HBO series “Rome.”

Anthea Sylbert (“Rosemary’s Baby,” “Shampoo”) received the Lacoste Career Achievement Award for film.

Debbie Reynolds received the Swarovski President’s Award honoring her commitment to the preservation of costumes from many of Hollywood’s most beloved films.

Ismail Merchant and James Ivory were honored with the Distinguished Producer/Director Award.

Kudofest’s hosts were Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. Camryn Manheim, Rachel Griffiths, Marcia Cross, Leonard Nimoy and Carrie Fisher were among those on hand to present.