Motion Picture

Behind NEON’s ‘Pleasure’ with Costume Designer Amanda Wing Yee Lee

Pleasure follows Swedish 19-year-old Linnéa aka Bella Cherry (Sofia Kappel) as she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of becoming the next big adult film star. She meets several people along her journey to stardom, including Joy (Zelda Morrison), her roommate/best friend at the model house, and her biggest challenge yet – Ava […]

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 […]