A costume designer is a person who designs costumes for a film, stage production or television show. The role of the costume designer is to create the characters' outfits/costumes and balance the scenes with texture and colour, etc. The costume designer works alongside the director, scenic, lighting designer, sound designer, and other creative personnel.
Costume design is the creation of clothing for the overall appearance of a character or performer. Costume may refer to the style of dress particular to a nation, a class, or a period. In many cases, it may contribute to the fullness of the artistic, visual world which is unique to a particular theatrical or cinematic production.
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Adrian Adolph Greenburg (March 3, 1903 – September 13, 1959), widely known as Adrian, was an American costume designer whose most famous costumes were for The Wizard of Oz and hundreds of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films between 1928 and 1941.
Costume designer. Years active. 1971–2006. Children. 2. Peggy Farrell (June 2, 1932 – August 29, 2021) was an American costume designer. She was a winner of two Primetime Emmy Awards. Born in New York, Farrell began her career in 1971, where she first designed costumes for the film Taking Off. Later in her career, she costume designed in ...
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Born in London in 1921, Harris began her career in 1947 at Gainsborough Pictures with Holiday Camp, the forerunner of the Huggett family film series. During her early career she was mentored by Elizabeth Haffenden, and went on to work for the Rank Organisationuntil that studio wound down its business in the 1950s. Over the next 30 years, she worked with actors such as Jayne Mansfield, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall and Alan Ladd and directors Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Losey, Billy Wilder and John Schlesinger. She made a "mink bikini" (actually made out of rabbit fur) for Diana Dors. She worked steadily on feature films throughout the next three decades, hitting her stride in the 1960s, before shifting her attention to television moviesuntil her retirement in 1991. Harris won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for Darling in 1965, and the BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design for The Wrong Box in 1967. She also worked on the Beatles' first two live action feature films, A Hard...
Harper, Sue, Women in British Cinema: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know. London: Continuum International Publishing Group 2000. ISBN 0-8264-4733-3, pp. 215–16
Williams, Melanie (2016). "The Girl You Don't See: Julie Harris and the Costume Designer in British Cinema". Feminist Media Histories. 2 (2): 71–106. doi:10.1525/fmh.2016.2.2.71.
Irene Maud Lentz (December 8, 1901 – November 15, 1962), also known mononymously and professionally as Irene, was an American fashion designer and costume designer.Her work as a clothing designer in Los Angeles led to her career as a costume designer for films in the 1930s.
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