Beads and embellishments were perhaps mankind’s first indulgent luxury…
There was a handful of women so far ahead of the times that fashion didn’t catch up to them for fifty years. What ground breaking diva wore the man’s tailcoat first? Was it Josephine Baker, Louise Brooks, or Marlene Dietrich? No matter who wore it first, or who wore it best, it was costume designer Travis Banton, Dietrich and Swarovski crystals that minted an icon.
Variety Magazine: Carter, who in 2019 became the first Black person to win the Oscar for costume design for her work on Marvel’s “Black Panther,” was recognized for the film’s sequel, “Wakanda Forever.” In her speech, she thanked director Ryan Coogler and asked late “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman to look after her own mother, who recently died at 101. Read More
Albert Wolsky is a French-born costume designer active in film since the 1960s. He was born in Paris and graduated from City College in New York. After a brief stint in the travel industry, Wolsky began working for costume designer Helene Pons on the Broadway production of “Camelot” in 1960. Wolsky’s first film credit was the 1968 production THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards and received two for his work on ALL THAT JAZZ (1979) and BUGSY (1991).
At the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce ceremony to unveil her star, Oprah Winfrey and Eddie Murphy offered personal testimony about Ruth E. Carterâ€™s talent, acumen, and meticulousness. Carter, in turn, thanked all the people sheâ€™s met along the way that helped make it happen. Although the ceremony was virtual, the star will be in place at 6800 Hollywood Blvd. for visitors to enjoy.â€œ
Costumes for film and television can often become so iconic that they transcend the actors who wore them. Simply envision a blue, gingham pinafore and a pair of red shoes or a little black dress and a string of pearls: these costumes conjure characters well before the movie stars who played them.
Always pushing her creativity, Arianne Phillips often takes breaks from film to design theater, music videos, and concert tours, as well as styling print work and cover shoots for fashion magazines like Vogue Italia. “It’s kind of a path cleanser,” she explains. “I’ve gone out of my way to work across genres, so I can be choosy with the films I do.” The breadth and scope of her career is astonishing.