Interviews

Yaz and the Fashion of ‘Inferno’

Content Warning: Discussion of abuse, sexual abuse and harassment. Spencer: Today I’m joined by an incredible artist and one of my good friends. I love her to death. She has a new record called Inferno, which was released on February 18th. Yaz, welcome to The Art of Costume. Thank you so much for joining me! Yaz: […]

Costumes, Style, and Rock N Roll – An Interview with Costume Designer, Dawn Ritz

The day after the announcement of the 2022 Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations, I was given the great honor of meeting costume designer, Dawn Ritz. We spoke about her career beginnings, designing the costumes for Paradise City (now streaming on Prime Video), collaborating with Bella Thorne, and her recent commercial that earned her yet another […]

The Power of The Dog: An Interview with Kirsty Cameron

Elizabeth: Hello Kirsty, The Power of The Dog was such a beautiful film, thanks to the beautiful wardrobe you created. Before we jump into the film, how did you get started in costume design? Kirsty: In the nineties after art school, while making video installation work and being involved with an artist-run gallery called ‘Teststrip’, […]

Costume as a Way of Thinking – Interview with Professor Sofia Pantouvaki

Tempest (2015), Music Centre Helsinki; Lead costume designer: Sofia Pantouvaki, Associate costume designers: Susanna Suurla, Heli Salomaa, Lauren Sever, Mimosa Norja As 2022 has just begun, one of our first interviews this year introduces a scenographer and Professor of Costume Design at Aalto University, Finland: the wonderful Sofia Pantouvaki. Apart from discussing her impressive and […]

Costuming Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson for Netflix’s ‘The Lost Daughter’: An Interview with Costume Designer Edward K. Gibbon

The Lost Daughter is a brilliant new film, starring Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson. This thrilling drama directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal brings the audience on a memorable ride, heightened by award-worthy costumes. The Lost Daughter costumes were designed by Edward K. Gibbon, a talented costume designer known for his work on Skins, The Honorable Woman, […]

Jane Holland and the Costumes of Cowboy Bebop

Today I am so excited to speak with Jane Holland, costume designer from one of my new favorite shows, Cowboy Bebop. The live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop takes place in 2071 and follows Spike Spiegel (played by John Cho) as he wanders the galaxy in search of jobs as he begins leading a group of […]

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