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Century 21, the Luxury Secret Weapon of TV Costume Designers, Returns

Legendary costume designer Patricia Field helped conjure the indelible fashion fantasy of New York City through the Sex and the City franchise, Ugly Betty and Adventures of a Shopaholic, to name a few. Along with her stalwart team, the Pat in the City: My Life of Fashion, Style, and Breaking All the Rules author depended […]

Oscars: Ruth E. Carter Makes History With Best Costume Design Win for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

At the 2023 Oscars, Ruth E. Carter won her second statuette for her imaginative costume work on the futuristic Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This marked Carter’s second Oscar win for best costume design. She previously won an Oscar in 2019 for Marvel’s Black Panther, becoming the first-ever Black woman to take home the […]

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

For the aspiring costume designer who dreams of creating looks for film, television, theater and concert stages, the journey typically starts with the right school, where a host of considerations awaits. Classroom size, location, specialized classes, participation in theater programs, job placement, networking with alums and, most important, tuition are all part of the equation. […]

Bette Midler on Her Favorite Costumes and Starting Her Performing Career “In Rags, Literally”

At the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGAs) on Feb. 27 at L.A.’s Fairmont Century Plaza, special honorees will include costume designers Deborah L. Scott (Avatar: The Way of Water) and Rachael M. Stanley (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Ally McBeal); Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, who will receive the Spotlight Award; and […]

Why ‘Elvis’ Star Austin Butler Was the “Fitting-Room GOAT”

Renowned costume and production designer Catherine Martin and her husband, director Baz Luhrmann, are known for the bold visual style of their collaborations and, not for nothing, Martin also is a four-time Oscar winner, having earned the costume and production design honors at the Academy Awards for Moulin Rouge! in 2002 and another pair in […]

Bette Midler to Be Honored at the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild has announced that Bette Midler will receive the distinguished collaborator award at its upcoming Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) show on Feb. 27.  The multi-talented actress and singer, a two-time Oscar nominee for The Rose and For The Boys who most recently starred in Hocus Pocus 2, says of the honor […]

New ‘Bridgerton’ Jewelry Collection Kicks Off Shondaland’s “Seat at the Table” Initiative

“It’s what we’ve dreamt about as designers: to be included and to have a seat at the table,” says costume designer Ellen Mirojnick, on a call ahead of the Nov. 15 launch of the Bridgerton x Monica Rich Kosann fine jewelry collection. The collaboration between the Bridgerton season one costume designer and the New York […]

‘A League of Their Own’ Costume Designer on Tapping Into the ’40s, Character Identities and Her Roots for the Baseball Series

In Prime Video’s A League of Their Own, the little-known history of a league of female baseball players who took to the field during World War II gets its time under the lights. But the show, which debuted its first season on Aug. 12, does much more than chronicle the history of the All-American Girls […]

All The Details on Brad Pitt’s Workwear-Inspired ‘Bullet Train’ Look

Brad Pitt — who drove fashion headlines during the Bullet Train press tour with his colorful, casual-cool outfits and for wearing a brown linen skirt designed by Haans Nicholas Mott — is decidedly hands-on when it comes to his style choices. For starters, the actor does not work with a stylist. As his manager, Cynthia […]

The Regency Fashion of ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2: “It’s All About the Details”

Bridgerton’s second season is more of a tantalizing will-they-won’t-they romance than a steamy bodice ripper — which means viewers have more time to admire the lavish Regency-era fashion while it’s still on the castmembers’ bodies. Sophie Canale, who assisted costume designers Ellen Mirojnick and John Glaser on season one of the hit Netflix series, took […]

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.

Costume Designers Guild Honoree Sharen Davis Talks ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Dreamgirls’ Challenges

After going virtual in 2021, the Costume Designers Guild Awards return in person March 9 at Santa Monica’s Broad Stage with a theater-style ceremony followed by a cocktail party (in lieu of the event’s traditional dinner). Hosted by Andrew Rannells and Casey Wilson, the 24th annual event will bestow awards in eight competitive categories (including […]