Tag: oscars

  • Marie Antoinette – The Art of Costume Blogcast

    Marie Antoinette – The Art of Costume Blogcast

    Marie Antoinette – S2 Episode 52 Let them eat costumes! This week’s episode is about the Academy-Award-winning film directed by Sofia Coppola, Marie Antoinette. Listen along as Elizabeth and Spencer talk through the film, eat macaroons, go to a ball, and discuss the costumes designed by costume design legend; Milena Canonero. The Art of Costume Blogcast Available […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: A Costume Design Dream

    At long last, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open its doors to the public on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Located in Los Angeles, this exciting new museum is the largest in North America devoted to exploring films and film culture. This brilliant new museum also emphasizes the importance of costume design and costume […]

  • The 93rd Academy Awards – Best Dressed

    I can’t believe we’ve made it to the 93rd Academy Awards! After everything we’ve been through, it was so lovely to sit back and enjoy The Oscars. I am also so relieved to see that the Red-Carpet fashion is also returning! Nature is healing! Join me as I break down my favorite looks of the […]

  • Costuming The Mother of The Blues: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

    Yesterday we celebrated Mother Earth, but today we celebrate Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey, ‘Mother of the Blues,’ and Ann Roth, ‘Mother of Costume Design’ (in my opinion). These three powerful figures have brought so much to this world. Mother Earth has given us nature and a home to create, discover, love, and live our lives. Ma Rainey has given us confidence, […]

  • A Reflection on the Costumes of Mulan

    A costume designer’s job is difficult, stressful, and demanding. However, designing for a movie that already has a dedicated fan base becomes substantially harder. You are placed under a microscope with fans dissecting your every decision and whether they believe you are the right person for the job. When you add on Disney Fan Base […]

  • Reimagining Jane Austen’s, Emma

    A woman wearing an empire-waisted dress made of fine, white muslin in a bonnet decorated with delicate ribbon and flowers gazing across the English countryside is the classic image of the subdued Regency-era woman we’ve all become accustomed to. It’s also the image we expect when a new adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s classic […]

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