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. costumedesignersguild.com/press_news/ruth-e-carter-becomes-first-black-woman-to-win-two-oscars/">Read More
WWD: “Wednesday,” “White Lotus,” “Euphoria,” and “Stranger Things” made costume designers the influencers of 2022.
Inspired by the chicest pandemic pet—her hairless, Chinese Crested canine dubbed Bootzy Smallz—fashion activist, creative director, and CDG Award winner, B. Åkerlund, founded Bootzy Couture. Bringing the same panache to pets and humans as Åckerlund has brought her iconic pop culture projects, the line offers glamourous personalized bijoux which can grace the necks of everyone in a household. costumedesignersguild.com/press_news/bootzy-coutre-b-akerlund/">Read More
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.
Sometimes, a costume design needs fabric that exists only in the imagination of the designer.
Adella Farmar worked on some of the most influential television projects of the mid-20th century, and she did it when her mere presence was ground-breaking. When she was five years old Farmar learned to sew from her mother, and making clothes became her lifelong passion. She made her own dance costumes as well as clothes for her family and friends. She graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles and after attended Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
In a 1995 interview with Wired magazine, Steve Jobs likened creativity to a game of connect-the-dots, with truly innovative design happening when the dots are culled from the far, the wide, and the unexpected.
As movies and television follow the stories of content creators, their wardrobes help create a riveting fantasy — while simultaneously sending a message.