Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Janet Patterson Dies

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Janet Patterson's work on 'The Piano'

Patterson designed the looks for period films including 'Far From the Madding Crowd,' 'Bright Star,' 'The Portrait of a Lady' and 'The Piano.'

Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like Bright Star, The Portrait of a Lady and The Piano, has died.

Rocco Hindman, the head of the agency that represented her, said Tuesday that she died recently in Australia. Due to the wishes of her family, he would not reveal her age or the date of her death.

The Portrait of a Lady star Nicole Kidman on Monday night paid tribute to the late designer. The actress said "she's not here anymore, but she lives on through those beautiful clothes and images."

The press-shy Patterson, a native of Sydney, frequently collaborated with directors Jane Campion and Gillian Armstrong and became known for her sumptuous 19th century costume creations.

Her last credited work was on 2015's Far From the Madding Crowd.

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