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Creating Costumes for ‘Elvis’ That “Exaggerate the Wiggle”

For Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, creating the looks for the new biopic Elvis came down to sexuality, the swerve of a hip, and a little bit of shake, rattle and roll. She says of working with director Baz Luhrmann, her husband and longtime collaborator: “Baz wanted to make sure contemporary audiences could connect to […]

Capturing the Fun and Glam Style of Betty Ford in ‘The First Lady’

As the proverbial woman behind the most powerful man on earth, the first lady plays an often undefined role as political ally, emissary, hostess and, in some cases, arbiter of style. Showtime’s new series The First Lady takes a look at three women who lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in the years spanning 1933 to […]

The Top 10 Costume Design Schools in the U.S.

The best places to study the art and technology of costume, from millinery to video game character wardrobes.

How Gina Lollobrigida Inspired Lady Gaga’s ‘House of Gucci’ Look

One of the major influences behind Lady Gaga’s look in House of Gucci was Italian actress and international siren Gina Lollobrigida, who inspired style choices for the character of Patrizia Reggiani Gucci, including a white lace coat, jacket and dress worn at the Lake Como birthday party of Aldo Gucci (played by Al Pacino). As […]

In Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Set Design Is “All About the Feeling of the Places”

When it comes to being on the same creative page, director Wes Anderson and production designer Adam Stockhausen have mastered the term shorthand. As the architect of Anderson’s worlds, Stockhausen’s work on the film The French Dispatch was all about the details. “I don’t think I am breaking any news here that Wes likes arranged […]

How Jessica Chastain Transformed Into Tammy Faye Bakker in New Biopic

For the creative team who designed the hair and makeup looks of Searchlight Pictures’ new biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye, there is a fine line between real-life character and caricature. In the movie, Jessica Chastain portrays the legendary televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, who rose from modest beginnings to founding Christian television program The PTL […]

‘Halston’ Costume Designer on Finding the “Freedom” of the Late Fashion Legend’s Looks

Jeriana San Juan, the costume designer of Halston, the Netflix series about the life of America’s first fashion superstar, says the designer’s genius during the ’70s and ’80s was to offer his customers a feeling of freedom. “He believed in a very minimalist approach, with as few seams as possible, that allowed women to have […]

The World’s Top 10 Costume Design Schools

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped these institutions from teaching Hollywood's next generation of costume designers. 

Ruth Carter’s Global Parade of ‘Gorgeous’ Costumes for ‘Coming 2 America’

The Oscar-winning costume designer updated the world of Zamunda, working with more than three dozen designers from around the world, in the new film starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and Leslie Jones

The ‘Bridgerton’ Jewelry Effect: Sales Spike for Regency-Era Baubles

Since the premiere of Netflix's period drama, sales of early-1800s necklaces and rings have jumped on the luxury site 1stDibs, which has also seen 'Ratched' and even 'Tiger King' spark trends.

From Prey to Hunter: Breaking Down the ‘Promising Young Woman’ Looks

The costumes in the film starring Carey Mulligan serve as a facade, armor and a symbol of seduction.

‘One Night in Miami’ Costumes Represent Historical Snapshot in Time

Amazon’s film takes four African American icons on a night out at their most stylish.