Ravenna's "Beetle" costume from Snow White and the Huntsman - designed by Colleen Atwood
Well, Frocktalkers, the big annual FIDM Art of Motion Picture Costume Design event was tonight! I’ve taken a bunch of pictures for those of you out-of-towners who can’t see it in person. However, if you ARE in town, you should really see it for yourself. It’s pretty awesome. It runs until the 27th April! Here’s the gallery:
Congratulations to this year’s Academy Award nominees for outstanding achievement in costume design:
Jacqueline Durran: ANNA KARENINA
Paco Delgado: LES MISERABLES
Joanna Johnston: LINCOLN
Eiko Ishioka: MIRROR, MIRROR
Colleen Atwood: SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
Oddly, the Academy’s website glitch (indicating that Sharen Davis had been nominated for her fabulous work on Django Unchained) did not turn out to be accurate. Wait and see until the CDG Nominations on January 17, 2013 for more nominations, Frocktalkers!! Congrats to all the nominees, their directors, and their costume teams!
Congratulations to the BAFTA nominees in costume design!! They are:
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Great Expectations
Paco Delgado, Les Miserables
Joanna Johnston, Lincoln
Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman
And CDG members, don’t forget to mail your nominating ballots in to the office!! They are due by 5PM on Monday the 14th. BAFTA Awards take place on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Congratulations to the nominees and their teams!!
Review Date: 5-29-12
Release Date: 6-1-12
Runtime: 127 minutes
Period: Vaguely Medieval
Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood
Some stories are so good that they just need to be reinterpreted every once in a while. It is therefore no surprise that Snow White has had countless incarnations over the years. The flavor of the latest go-round, Snow White and the Huntsman, is distinctly dark and scary – miles away from the sweet, frothy cartoons and singing birds that have come before. This film is fertile ground for social commentary, and if you are a university-level Women’s Studies major needing material for a thesis, look no further. This is a post-feminist, apocalyptic Snow White, complete with a villain oozing misandry. Sound intriguing?
Continue reading ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’
Happy Tuesday, Frocktalkers – I am finally home after a long and sometimes grueling 3+ month job out of town, and it is good to be back. I saw this in the LA Times, and thought it was very interesting. Colleen Atwood is launching a line of clothing for sale on HSN inspired by her designs in Snow White and the Huntsman. It’s quite interesting, and I can’t wait to see it. This kind of retail crossover has happened before, (recently with Trish Summerville/Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for H & M and Janie Bryant/Mad Men for Banana Republic) but this source material – a medieval fairy tale – is new to the game. I am very eager to see the collection! I hope it does well for everyone involved – the costumes look dazzling, and it’s a great opportunity to own a piece of it. Read more about it HERE and HERE! Mark your calendars – it launches May 30 on HSN!