Costume to Collection: Arianne Phillips on Kingsman

Costume to Collection Arianne Phillips on Kingsman

The Costume Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently hosted the latest event in its ongoing series of evenings dedicated to shining the spotlight on the art of costume design. In anticipation of the newly released film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, designer Arianne Phillips sat down with Sharon Takeda, LACMA’s senior curator and head of Costumes & … Read more

3D Printing For Costume Design and Technology

3D Printing For Costume Design and Technology

3D printing technology has grown significantly in the last ten years to become an accessible tool for artists, small business owners, and amateur crafters. It has already made a splash in the fashion industry through visionary leaders such as Iris van Herpen, Michael Schmidt, and Francis Bitonti. And it has slowly been invading the costume design world in film … Read more

Conversation with Michael Wilkinson: Superman – Costuming an Icon at LACMA

Conversation with Michael Wilkinson: Superman - Costuming an Icon at LACMA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently gave its Costume Council members, as well as the general public, a great opportunity to attend a discussion with Oscar-nominated costume designer Michael Wilkinson, hosted by Western Costume’s Director of the Research Library and Costume Archive, Bobi Garland. While the evening focused largely on Wilkinson’s work for the most recent … Read more

Costume Design for Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway!

Costume Design for Disney's Aladdin on Broadway!

Gregg Barnes is a Tony Award winning costume designer, best known for incredible Broadway designs that range from Legally Blonde to Follies, and Kinky Boots. He has been working on his latest show, Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway, throughout its evolution over the last three years. Gregg opens up about his career in costume design and the exciting process … Read more

Super Suits and High Fashion: Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson

Super Suits and High Fashion: Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson

On Sunday, November 16th, Austin Film Society welcomed acclaimed costume designer Michael Wilkinson for an Artist Spotlight event at The Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. The evening featured a beautiful reception, with a chance to chat with Michael, as well as view costumes and never before released costume illustrations. The feature of the night was a conversation with Wilkinson … Read more

Costuming The Blacklist

Costuming The Blacklist

The Blacklist, the new crime drama that pairs one of the FBI’s most wanted criminals with a rookie special agent to solve high-profile cases, has been one of the runaway hits of the Fall. This unique show has been keeping audience coming back week after week for a strong core of complex characters with fascinating … Read more

Jacqueline Durran’s Costume Design for Macbeth

Jacqueline Durran's Costume Design for Macbeth

Jacqueline Durran is an Academy Award-winning costume designer with such credits as Anna Karenina, Pride & Prejudice, and Atonement. Her latest project, Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is already receiving major acclaim, having premiered throughout Europe earlier this Fall. In time for the American opening this week, we asked Durran to talk us through her inspiration and process of designing … Read more