Friday, January 6, 2012

Which Movie Has the Best Costumes?

The Golden Globe Awards and the Oscar Awards are just around the corner and so we look to the big screen to decide which movie has some pretty fantastic costumes.  Which do you like (present and past)?

I have many favorite costume designers for film including Edith Head, Irene Sharaff, Cecil Beaton, and Walter Plunkett, just to name some of the more popular Oscar award-winning designers.

When doing research for a production, costume designers often look to film in order to inspire.  Sometimes the period costumes are exceptional for reference, like the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility, and sometimes the costumes are fun and creative, like the wheelers in the 1985 film Return to Oz.

Go to the movies, have some popcorn, and check out the costumes!

1 comment:

  1. Thread By Thread (written by costume designer, Riley Leonhardt) is an excellent site which shares some great information into the costume designers concepts and use of historical reference. It's listed on My Blog List. Check it out!


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