Author: Spencer Williams

  • Trish Summerville and the Oscar-Nominated Costumes of Mank

    Trish Summerville and the Oscar-Nominated Costumes of Mank

    In late November of 2020, the biographical drama, Mank, was released on Netflix. Here we are, days before the Oscars, and Mank has gone on to bring in over 250 award nominations and has collected 47 wins at the time of writing this piece! 10 of these nominations come from the Academy Awards, leading to […]

  • Dayna Pink and The Costumes of Lovecraft Country

    Dayna Pink and The Costumes of Lovecraft Country

    Spencer sit’s down with Lovecraft Country costume designer, Dayna Pink. Read along as Dayna talks about her career, inspiration, Lovecraft Country, Leti’s wardrobe, dressing monsters, and paying tribute to the historical references seen within the show.

  • The 2021 Oscar Nominations – Best Costume Design

    The 2021 Oscar Nominations – Best Costume Design

    Anya Taylor-Joy starring in Emma. is a 2020 period comedy-drama film directed by Autumn de Wilde They are here! I am excited to share with you all the coveted list of this year’s Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design. Congratulations to these five talented costume designers! Over the next month, The Art of Costume team […]

  • A Conversation with Nancy Steiner – Promising Young Woman

    A Conversation with Nancy Steiner – Promising Young Woman

    Event Description from FIDM: Costume Designer Nancy Steiner’s new film, Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan, is predicted to be a 2021 Oscar contender. Please join us for a fun, hour-long conversation with the esteemed costume designer, hosted by FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chair Nick Verreos, and learn about her incredibly successful career. You’ll have a […]

  • The 78th Golden Globe Awards – Best Dressed

    The 78th Golden Globe Awards – Best Dressed

    Another day, another pandemic red-carpet! After everything we have been through during this past year, I am just grateful that we even got to watch The Golden Globes. Hey, at least I don’t have to feel guilty this year watching from home in sweatpants. This time, it wasn’t my fault! There were not as many […]

  • Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design

    Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design

    It’s officially Ruth E. Carter day in Hollywood! Today, Ruth E. Carter will become the first Black costume designer to receive a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the same time, we are exploring a new museum exhibition hosted at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, titled Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design.

  • From Animation to Live-Action: Behind The Costumes of The Mandalorian

    From Animation to Live-Action: Behind The Costumes of The Mandalorian

    The second season of The Mandalorian introduced characters that many Star Wars fans have come to know and love, Bo-Katan Kryze and Ahsoka Tano. Season 2 costume designer, Shawna Trpcic, is here to talk about this exciting project and the incredible task of bringing these two animated fan favorites into the live-action, Emmy Award-Winning world of The Mandalorian.

  • A Year In Review: The Art of Costume 2020

    A Year In Review: The Art of Costume 2020

    Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched – Ratched. Costume Design by Lou Eyrich and Rebecca Guzzi. Credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX In the words of one of America’s great poets, Jake Tapper, 2020 was “a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck”. Okay well, he might have been describing one of this year’s presidential debates, […]

  • Designing The Yule Ball: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

    Designing The Yule Ball: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

    In 2005, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (Directed by Mike Newell) introduced audiences to the on-screen interpretation of The Yule Ball. The Yule Ball was always held during the midst of the famous Triwizard Tournament, a magical contest held between the three largest wizarding schools of Europe: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, […]

  • 20 Costumes to Rule Them All: The Return of The King

    20 Costumes to Rule Them All: The Return of The King

    We have reached the conclusion of our journey! The fiery cliffs of Mount Doom are upon us, and the final piece in this costume series is here. Thank you all for reading parts one and two! If you missed them, you can catch up by following this link. Last week, we covered the second film […]