Costume Stories: This Week, Catching Fire and Gatsby Again

This week’s big fat costume design stories from around the web.

The Great Gatsby

No controversy apparently: Catherine Martin discusses working with Prada on The Great Gatsby.

Revenge

Multi-Emmy winning costume designer Jill M. Ohanneson talks about dressing The Hamptons in Revenge, “I recently made Nolan a lobster jacket, as a nod to Ryan Gosling in Drive.”

Do the Right Thing

Brilliant new supercut video from Daniel Reis the man behind Every Outfit Cher Wears in Clueless. This one features the vivid colours and patterns worn in shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and films such as White Men Can’t Jump and Do the Right Thing.

The Great Gatsby

More Catherine Martin, this time explaining her collaboration with tailors Brooks Brothers on The Great Gatsby. Actually this video is full of interesting tit-bits, e.g. Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan has a skull and crossbones motif sewn into the lining of all his suits…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Interesting interview with illustrator Phillip Boutte. Look out for some revealing Catching Fire costume sketches.

Hollywood Costume

‘Costume Designers Stitched up Bad’ – the title says it all really. Deborah Nadoolman-Landis talks costume education and preservation.

Lincoln

Wonderful Joanna Johnston returns to Petersburg (where Lincoln was filmed) for a new exhibition featuing her costumes.

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