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How Elle Fanning Went From Saint Petersburg to Plainville Through Costume Design

“The way Elle transforms like that is incredible,” says The Girl From Plainville costume designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier. Just two weeks after wrapping season two of the historical comedy The Great, Fanning pivoted from 18th century Imperial Russian regalia, by Sharon Long, into the oversized T-shirts and printed leggings of a suburban Massachusetts teenager dealing with […]

‘Euphoria,’ ‘PEN15,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’ and ‘Yellowjackets’ Costume Designers on Dressing With Teen Spirit

The costume designers for these teen-centric comedies and drama captured their characters’ adolescent angst with style.

Three Emerging Red Carpet Designers Dressing Gemma Chan, Jennifer Hudson, Rita Ora and More

The new guard of red carpet designers aren’t just dazzling us with inspired shapes, innovative embellishments and fresh aesthetics. They’re also sending powerful sartorial messages through their original visions, leaving anticipation for what they’ll do next. Perhaps at this year’s Met Gala? From theatrical creations to sculptural pieces and red carpet moments with an edge, The […]

How A-List Stylist Micaela Erlanger Styled Her Own Ultra-Chic Wedding

“The closest thing to walking down the aisle is walking on the red carpet,” says stylist Micaela Erlanger, the fashion and image maestro behind Hollywood A-listers including longtime clients Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep, Julianna Margulies, Diane Kruger, Constance Wu and John Boyega. The THR Power Stylist veteran expanded her scope into the weddings space in […]

8 Fab Sources for Pulling Off Stylish Weddings, from Gowns and Jewelry to Hair Ornaments

When it comes to wedding season — which is projected in 2022 to be a record year due to pandemic rescheduling — Hollywood luminaries in their most joyous moments continue to provide style inspiration beyond the red carpet. For her South of France nuptials last July, Issa Rae looked to A-list bridal designer Vera Wang […]

How Detailed Costume Design Makes the Case for Returning to the Big Screen

Cruella’s Show-Stealing Fashion Statements We called them ‘photo bombs,’ ” two-time Oscar winner Jenny Beavan says with a laugh. Vengeance-seeking Estella (Emma Stone), via her couturier alter ego Cruella, creates theatrical, near-animated ensembles to publicly undermine — and upstage — her fashion-establishment boss, the Baroness (Emma Thompson). Like works of moving art, Cruella’s disguises lure […]

Indie Fashion Labels Get a Boost on TV From ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Dollface’

In the And Just Like That premiere, documentarian Lisa Todd Wexler (Nicole Ari Parker) swans over to the table of a starstruck Charlotte (Kristin Davis). The “International Best Dressed List” character was originally scripted as “wearing head-to-toe Chanel.” But to illustrate her esteemed chicness, the Sex and the City sequel costume designers Molly Rogers (@mgrmgm) […]

Will This Finally Be a More Diverse Year for Costume Design?

Since the Academy Award for costume design was first presented in 1949, only 20 nominations have been awarded to BIPOC honorees — with just five wins: Sanzo Wada for Gate of Hell (1953), Bhanu Athaiya for Gandhi (1982), Emi Wada for Ran (1985), Eiko Ishioka for Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Ruth E. Carter, who […]

‘Cinderella,’ ‘Cruella’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’ Costume Designers on Defining the Fashion POVs for Their Protagonists

Aneophyte undergrad in the contemporary West End traversing the swinging ’60s, a grifter turned apprentice in tumultuous ’70s London, and an aspiring entrepreneur in a timeless fairy-tale realm: Last Night in Soho‘s Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), Cruella‘s Estella (Emma Stone) and Cinderella‘s Ella (Camila Cabello), respectively, have one thing in common, besides the potential same nickname: […]

Fall’s Hot Trends, From Body-Baring Cut-Outs to Elevated Denim, Seen on Hollywood’s Red Carpets

BODY-BARING CUTOUTS After debuting just two years ago at Paris Fashion Week, Lebanese American designer Eli Mizrahi’s Mônot label seems to be showing up on nearly every star in recent months, riding high amid a craze for dresses with intricate and revealing cutouts. Mizrahi tells THR that his aim was to “create a sophisticated label […]

Meet Three On-the-Rise Fashion Designers Worn by Rege-Jean Page, Charlize Theron and More

DZOJCHEN Dzojchen‘s big moment arrived in 2018 when Chadwick Boseman, styled by Ashley Weston, wore a spectacular black-and-white-patterned ensemble to the Asian premiere of Black Panther in Seoul. “That literally was a turning point for us,” says founder Chelsea Scott-Blackhall. “The brand is born out of paradox and duality. I love that synergy of East […]

How Stars Like Simu Liu Are Driving Global Inclusion on the Red Carpet

The provenance of the Hollywood red carpet traces back to ancient Greek royalty, when Clytemnestra rolled out a carpet for her husband, Agamemnon, in Aeschylus’ Oresteia. This mise-en-scene sounds about right, considering that today’s high-profile style parade also serves as a kingmaker for stars and fashion brands. While legacy houses in New York, Paris and […]