Category: Movies

  • Costuming Meets Romance: An Interview with ‘Marry Me’ Costume Designer, Caroline Duncan

    Costuming Meets Romance: An Interview with ‘Marry Me’ Costume Designer, Caroline Duncan

    While watching one of the most dramatic seasons ever in The Bachelor history, I found myself needing to unwind and relax. That’s when all of a sudden…Marry Me appeared! Directed by Award-Winning Kat Coiro, it follows mega superstar Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) as she prepares for her wedding to fiancé and fellow musician Bastian (Maluma). […]

  • Costuming Aliens: The Nightmare Continues

    Another year, another trip to our favorite Alien infested moon, LV-426. Last year in honor of Alien Day, I released an in-depth look into the costume design of Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking sci-fi horror, Alien. I had so much fun doing that piece that I decided I have to make this an annual series. With that […]

  • Embracing Latin Culture through Costumes: “In The Heights”

    In The Heights (2021), directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, is a musical film adaptation from the groundbreaking Broadway musical written by Miranda and Hudes in 2008. The film tells the story of Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), Nina (Leslie Grace), Vanessa (Melissa Barrera) and Daniela (Daphne Rubin-Vega) dreaming […]

  • ‘Cruella’ Costume Designer Jenny Beavan wins Oscar for Best Costume Design

    Everyone here at The Art of Costume would like to wish a big congratulations to costume designer Jenny Beavan and team for winning this year’s Oscar for Best Costume Design. Jenny Beavan created the iconic costumes of Cruella that captivated the world in 2021. Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Jenny Beavan’s work on Cruella brought […]

  • The Colorful Costumes of West Side Story

    West Side Story is a 1957 Broadway Musical that has overcome the boundaries of time with its music, choreography, and extraordinary characters. It was first directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents. Later on, in 1961 it was adapted as a Musical Film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. […]

  • Dune: The Next Generation of Costume in Sci-Fi

    As the 94th Academy Awards loom just around the corner, fans and critics alike are taking a closer look at the award nominees, particularly those nominees that have been nominated several times over. Yes, you guessed it; one of those aforementioned nominees is Dune, a film that audiences have been raving about since long before […]

  • Creating the Costumes of Nightmare Alley: Clairvoyants, Carnivals, and Cate Blanchett

    As Moira Rose once told Alexis Rose, my favorite season…awards! I love it all, from the red carpet glam, voting campaigns, to celebrating with loved ones in the mutual love for the arts. At this moment, I am referring specifically to the 2022 Academy Awards. The Academy Awards allow us to reflect on our favorite […]

  • Costuming Cyrano: An Interview with Two-Time Oscar Nominee, Massimo Cantini Parrini

    You may be familiar with the work of acclaimed costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini from his designs for the 2019 film, Pinocchio, which was nominated for the Academy Award of Best Costume Design in 2021. Now, just a year later, he has been nominated a second time. This time alongside the esteemed Jacqueline Durran, for […]

  • The “Art of Costume Design in Film” Exhibition Returns to the FIDM Museum

    It’s been over two years since we last saw the iconic doors of the FIDM Museum open to the public. But with Oscars season upon us, the magic of costume design has returned to Downtown Los Angeles! I am pleased to report that the “Art of Costume Design in Film” exhibition presented by the FIDM […]

  • The 2022 Academy Award Nominations – Best Costume Design

    The time has finally come! I am excited to share with you the coveted list of this year’s Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design of 2022. Congratulations to these five talented costume designers! Over the next month, The Art of Costume team will be providing you an in-depth look at each of these wonderful […]

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