I hope that by now, you have had the chance to see the incredible film Boyhood. Shot over the course of twelve years, we follow the same actors on their journey through life, as seen by Mason (aged 7 – 19). It’s a fascinating look at the ups and downs of life in all its gruesome messiness. The costumes follow the characters’ arcs seamlessly, and designer Kari Perkins (Bernie, Mud) has done a wonderful job on the longest narrative project ever! I had some questions for her that I thought you might enjoy…
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Hi there, Frocktalkers! Just wanted to point out all the activity that’s going on over at Twitter in the name of Frocktalk! I live-tweeted the UCLA Copley Center ‘Sketch2Screen’ Costume panel this past week, and I’m about to live-tweet the Oscars. From red carpet to best picture, I’ll be coming to you live from the 25th annual Andrew Blau Oscar party in beautiful Beverly Hills Adjacent. It’s going to be a scream. Definitely, I will be surrounded by the best peanut gallery in all of Los Angeles. I can’t wait. I’m not making any predictions, but I’m definitely sending up good vibes for a few friends! It’s going to be an exciting night! Catch all the action on Twitter @Frocktalk!
Congratulations to the following designers and their crews for being nominated for the Academy Award for outstanding achievement in costume design:
- American Hustle, Michael Wilkinson
- The Grandmaster, William Chang Suk Ping
- The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin
- The Invisible Woman, Michael O’Connor
- 12 Years a Slave, Patricia Norris
The big night of the awards is Sunday night, March 2, 2014 at 7P Eastern, 4P Pacific. I’ll be watching, will you? In the meantime, it’s time to start looking for The Grandmaster and The Invisible Woman on a screener DVD somewhere – I can’t wait to see them! Congrats to all the nominees and their teams!
Hey there, Frocktalkers! Sorry it’s been such radio silence here. My world has exploded in the past few weeks and I am scrambling to keep up with all of it. There is some great news, though – I’ve been asked to do a TED talk – OMGsonervousIcan’tevenstandit! I will be speaking at TEDx Pacific Palisades on June 29, 2013! Yeah, exciting and crazy! I will be talking about clothing and identity, and how we use the language of clothing in our work as costume designers. Tickets available soon on the website – check it out HERE.
Also , tons of other cool things happening in the costume design world – on June 20, 2013 Costume Designer Sophie de Rakoff will be hosting a panel of costume designers for the Academy. From the Hollywood Reporter:
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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:
Good morning, Frocktalkers!! With a drum roll please, here are 2012’s nominees for outstanding achievement in costume design:
Anonymous – Lisy Christl
The Artist – Mark Bridges
Hugo – Andy Powell
Jane Eyre – Michael O’Connor
W.E. – Arianne Phillips
Congratulations, everyone!!! The awards air live on ABC on February 26 – stand by for more coverage of the event!! Congrats to all of the costume designers and their crews, and have a great week!
Costume designer Ray Aghayan with Judy Garland
Just received news from the Costume Designers Guild that Costume Designer extraordinare Ray Aghayan has passed away. He designed loads of TV projects, including the Shirley Temple Theater, the Judy Garland Show, and the Academy Awards shows. He designed films as well, including Funny Girl, Lady Sings the Blues, and 1967’s Doctor Dolittle. He was nominated for Oscars, Emmys and even a Tony award. His is a sad loss for the design community, and our thoughts are with our family and those who loved him. Here is the word from the CDG:
Continue reading ‘RIP, Ray Aghayan – Emmy, CDG Award Winner’
Colleen Atwood for her exquisite work on Alice in Wonderland. Congratulations to all the nominees, and especially to Ms. Atwood on this, her third Oscar win! Nice work!!!
Academy Awards nominations for outstanding achievement in costume design are out! Here are the nominees:
Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
I Am Love, Antonella Cannarozzi
The King’s Speech, Jenny Beavan
The Tempest, Sandy Powell
True Grit, Mary Zophres
Congratulations, everyone!! The 83rd annual Academy Awards show will air on worldwide TV live on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Stay tuned and best wishes to the nominees!