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This article discusses some of the top costume designers in film and television. All are contemporary workers. They represent only a fraction of current professionals in this field; they have been chosen for their originality and creativity.

There are numerous links to other costume web sites at the huge The Costumer's Manifesto site. It has links to professional organizations, conventions, pages of current designers. A very good book on older costume designers of classic Hollywood is Elizabeth Leese, Costume Design in the Movies (1976).

Historical Costumes

James Acheson James Acheson started out with various Monty Python movies, and Brazil directed by Python alumni Terry Gilliam. (The Python TV series was done by Hazel Pethig.) In recent years he has costumed Bernardo Bertolucci's spectacles, including The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky, and Little Buddha. He has also done richly decadent looking costumes for such powdered wig era dramas as Restoration and Dangerous Liaisons. Rich use of color: bright reds in Restoration, orange in Bertolucci films. His work is oddly complementary in time and place to Beavan and Bright, either being set in a much earlier era than theirs (such as the 17th-18th Century) or in locations they have never visited (North Africa, China, Nepal). His work is with an edge, off-center, engulfing.

Coleen Atwood Films set in the recent past (1950's - 1960's). Clothes have a humorous, tongue in cheek quality: look at those strange clothes people wore back then! Still very splashy and fun. Likes bright colors, humorously over-bright, in fact. Captures look of suburbia, middle class dreams of splendor, at once glamorous and hopelessly middle brow: see the rock clothes of That Thing You Do, evening wear in Ed Woods. Works extensively with Jonathan Demme (Married to the Mob, Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, That Thing You Do!) and Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Ed Woods, Mars Attacks!). Older era historical films: Wyatt Earp, Little Women. Also: Love Field, Born Yesterday.

Jenny Beaven & John Bright. Beaven and Bright have worked for a long time on Merchant Ivory productions. Their work has become a definitive look at what the "Historical" drama should be. Beaven also did such gorgeous historical films as "Impromptu" and "Sense and Sensibility", both with Hugh Grant. She also did the more unusual "Swing Kids", the anti Hitler Youth pic. The team's work usually takes place in a genteel, upper middle class Europe of the last 150 years. The team rarely does royalty, court life, (except in Jefferson in Paris) or military spectacles, and has rarely worked on films set outside of Europe, either. Mountains of the Moon, Black Beauty.

Sue Blane Sue Blane has been involved in such British avant-garde rock pics as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Shock Treatment", and "Absolute Beginners". She did the bizarre and effete historical costumes for "The Draftsman's Contract", as well. All of these are small British projects, very detailed in their costumes. Lady Jane.

John Bloomfield Exotic foreign adventures (Tai-Pan, The Bounty, Rapa Nui, Christopher Columbus); glamorizes successful men. Ventured into 1920's chic with unusual success in "Appointment With Death": last word in elegant fashion. Inspired by Heavy Metal looks in Conan the Barbarian films, Robin Hood, Waterworld.

Milena Canonero Did elaborate dramas for Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining), Francis Ford Coppola (The Cotton Club, Tucker, Godfather III), Barbet Schoeder (Barfly, Reversal of Fortune, Single White Female). Also, Chariots of Fire, The Hunger, Out of Africa, Dick Tracy. Dark, sinister.

Shay Cunliffe Recent American Past: upper middle class. Cunliffe's beautiful, elegant work is very different from the 1920's look of Masterpiece Theater. It is oriented towards the 1950's and the US. The Long Hot Summer, The Long Walk Home, Tales From the Hollywood Hills, Lone Star, Fallen Angels. Also works with Gary Sinese (Miles From Home, Of Mice and Men). Something unique and different in costume design.

Phyllis Dalton Veteran British designer with long list of credits (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Oliver, The Hireling). Recent work: The Princess Bride, Kenneth Branagh films (Henry V, Dead Again, Much Ado About Nothing).

Sandra Davidson Works with director Martin Davidson, and on Waltz Across Texas. Very good at recreating the modern South, c1950's.

Tom Dawson Major Dundee, Blazing Saddles TV: Coward of the County, Lucky Day, Sparkling Cyanide, Brisco County Jr. Does much Western, country wear, military uniforms.

Danilo Donati. Extensive work with Pasolini, Fellini (Satyricon, Roma, Casanova, Ginger and Fred, Intervista), Zeffirelli (Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet). Did wonderful sf costumes for Flash Gordon. Flamboyant and original.

Cynthia Flynt Worked on John Sayles films (Matewan, Eight Men Out, Passionfish) and with Penny Marshall (Awakenings, A League of the Own). Is very good at creating working man looks, evoking a working class America of ages gone by. There is an ordinary, intimate, personal quality to her films, one that evokes everyday life. She also did a good job slicking everyone up to the max in Eight Men Out. Other credits: Salmonberries, Bed of Roses.

John Hay Versatile: prehistory in Quest For Fire; 19th Century in The Boy in Blue; 1920's in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle; show biz ensembles in Sing. Seems to be based in Canada. Worked with Robert Altman (Beyond Therapy, Short Cuts).

Barbara Lane 1920's British glamour, romance. Heat and Dust, Lassiter, Willow, Lace I and II. Did the medieval costumes for the TV series Covington Cross (1993).

Tom McKinley Tom McKinley's best known works are two TV historical dramas, The Outsiders and I'll Fly Away. Both shows took place in smaller towns c1960 in the South or Southwest. Both combined a certain grittiness and down home quality, with considerable glamour and escapism. UHF, Wanted: Dead or Alive, 87th Precinct

Christine McQuarrie The Commish, Highlander The latter has some of the most varied historical costumes of any TV series - it is always flashing back to different eras. Very glamorous clothes.

Patricia Norris Works with such notable directors of eccentric films as Mel Brooks (Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World), Anne Bancroft (Fatso), Blake Edwards (Victor/Victoria, Mickie and Maude, A Fine Mess, Sunset), David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Hotel Room). Done a lot of Western work, 19th Century America, "old-fashioned" atmosphere: Support Your Local Gunfighter, Zandy's Bride, The Missouri Breaks, Days of Heaven. Male characters often dressed in black, look serious, powerful, and more than a bit kinky and passionate, full of seething, repressed emotion.

Gabriella Pescucci All over history. Worked extensively with Ettore Scola (Passione D'Amore, La Nuit de Varennes, The Family). Also with Fellini (City of Women), Leone (Once Upon a Time in America). Recently did magnificent costumes for The Age of Innocence, Dangerous Beauty. The Name of the Rose, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Indochine, The Scarlet Letter.

Anthony Powell Turn of the century upper class Europeans. Works with Roman Polanski (Tess, Pirates, Frantic), and on Agatha Christie films (Death on the Nile, Evil Under the Sun). Travels With My Aunt, Indiana Jones movies.

Sandy Powell Modern assignments aside, Powell's work has concentrated on the frills and wigs era of European costumes, from the Renaissance up to 1800. Sandy Powell did the elegant costumes for such British Isles gender avant-gardists as Derek Jarman (Caravaggio, The Last of England), Sally Potter (Orlando), and Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview With the Vampire). This school is often interested in older history, pre the upper class Victorians, Edwardians, and Georgians of Merchant Ivory and Masterpiece Theater, and Powell has enabled them to realize their historical ideas on the screen. Also: Stormy Monday, Being Human.

Tom Rand Tom Rand's career runs parallel to the Bevan and Bright tradition. It serves as an alternate approach to the historical film. Rand's work is more macho than theirs. His men look tougher; they are often either in fierce looking suits, or in uniforms. There is less attempt to make everyone look charming and pretty, and more to suggest some macho oriented punch. There is also less upper middle class refinement than in Bevan, and more of an attempt to convey flair and panache. The Shooting Party shows Rand's two modes. One is the serious looking suits worn throughout the film. The other are the stylish, fantastic clothes at the film's costume party. This mode returns in the extravagant clothes for Princess Caraboo. Rand even did the pirate costumes for The Pirates of Penzance, and there is something of the pirate spirit in everything he does. Rand's assignments have not been the socially homogeneous worlds of Merchant Ivory, so often he has to create a greater variety of the clothes of a period than is perhaps typical in a Bevan-Bright opus. Essentially he recreates whole era; it is very detailed. The Duellists, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Eleni, The Power of One.

Jane Robinson Jane Robinson's specialty is the glamour of the 1930's and 40's upper crust. Her work is one part evocation of historical mood, and one part jaw dropping elegance of design. Her influential clothes for Brideshead Revisited in 1982 helped set the stage for both the off screen dressiness of the 1980's and 1940's revival look of that decade. Robinson has done creditable modern films - Murder With Mirrors is particularly bright and cheery - but she is without peer in her particular area of expertise. Philip Marlowe, Poor Little Rich Girl, A Handful of Dust, Memphis Belle, Cold Sassy Tree, The Public Eye.

Enrico Sabbatini Older history; barbarian splendor, flamboyant. Won well deserved awards for miniseries Marco Polo, which recreates the many ethnic groups Marco met on his trip to China. Has worked on numerous Biblical films for TV: Jesus of Nazareth, Moses, Jacob and his Brothers, Joseph. Also: The Mission, Old Gringo, Christ Stopped on Eboli, Giordano Bruno, Sacco and Vanzetti.

Van Smith Works with John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray). Very original.

Lina Nerli Taviani Taviani brothers

Theadora Van Runkle Show biz flash (The Jerk, Mame, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and American history (Bonnie and Clyde, Godfather II).


Audrey Bansmer American Ninja II (which has very good costumes), Avenging Force, Bat 21, P.O.W.: The Escape. Recently been working on the TV series Fraser.

Monika Bauert Did the jazzy flight suits for science fiction picture Enemy Mine. Worked with same director, Wolfgang Petersen, on Das Boat. Recently, worked as Production Designer on Maybe, Maybe Not. Based in Germany.

Suzanne Daigle: TV series: Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (pilot), Due South. Based in Canada.

Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Works with Denzel Washington (Glory, Virtuosity, Courage Under Fire) and Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act 2, Corinna, Corinna). Spectacular clothes of all kinds for Virtuosity: sf uniforms, sharp suits, party wear. Also: A Low Down Dirty Shame, The Distinguished Gentleman.

Sylvie Krasker The best Air Force uniforms in recent movies in Iron Eagle II (1988). Also: Crazy Moon.

Molly Maginnis a prettified version of American middle class respectability: just right for Broadcast News. Did military school of Combat High and football uniforms of Lucas.

Hazel Pethig Monty Python TV series; the definitive image of modern middle class Britain. A Fish Called Wanda, Getting It Right.

Grania Preston Waiters and club uniforms: chic: Casual Sex.

Rita Riggs An Officer and a Gentleman, Electra Glide in Blue. Also the rock clothes of The Idolmaker, and the well done historical film Mr. North. Fun and party clothes.

James W. Tyson Hunt For Red October, men's clothes only for Top Gun, A Few Good Men. Specialist in Naval Uniforms. Tons of macho spiffiness: one kind of ultimate male look. Especially good at male bonding, by putting many men into the same uniforms. Men suggest total class, sophistication, competence and ability. Why no other Hollywood credits after these very successful films?

Marilyn Vance-Straker Police Uniforms in Streets of Fire, The Untouchables, Pacific Blue TV Series. Did many John Hughes productions, John Tiernan (Predator, Die Hard). Romancing the Stone, Ford Fairlane.

Dressy Suits

Joseph G. Aulisi Joseph G. Aulisi has mainly done contemporary dramas set in New York City. These usually show a rough edged Noo Yawk, a city with an attitude. See such films as "Shaft" or "The Pope of Greenwich Village". The characters in them are more likely to be in leather jackets than suits. He also did the more yuppie oriented "The Secret of My Success", and a creditable job on the 1920's gangster "Billy Bathgate". Aulisi's most important historical drama was "Paul's Case", a PBS dramatization of the Willa Cather story, filmed in the historic Saratoga Springs area. This has really spectacular costumes.

Thomas M. Bronson Works with Sylvester Stallone, director Mollie Miller. Also: Beverly Hills Cop, The Puppet Masters. Refined clothes that scream "money". Partyish sense to his work. Stylish fashions in Student Exchange.

Clifford Capone tough, aggressive yuppies/gangsters. Raw Deal.

Alan Flusser Sophisticated double-breasted looks: late 80's money and power. Helped set real life styles with clothes for Wall Street.

Lindy Hemming British based. Well done formal wear in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hear My Song. Did historical 1960's gangster pic, The Krays: splashy gangster suits. Has worked extensively with directors Mike Leigh (Life is Sweet, High Hopes, Naked), Peter Chelsom (Hear My Song, Funny Bones). Also: GoldenEye, Waterland, Comfort and Joy, Wetherby, My Beautiful Laundrette. Conveys an image of modern day Britain, partyish feel.

Michael Hoffman Four square image of dress for success. Very macho, business respectable: what the ideal American man wants to look like. Today's FBI, Street Hawk, "Poison Ivy"

Jay Hurley & Mickey Antonetti Chicago based. Spectacular macho clothes, in the height of fashion. TV: Chicago Story, Lady Blue.

Anna Hill Johnstone Lumet's power fantasies.

Michael Kaplan Two modes: partyish suits, brightly colored, cheery, approaching sportswear. Good for comedy. (Cousins, American Dreamer, Big Business). Other mode: very dark, gloomy films: Blade Runner, Thief of Hearts, Malice, Seven.

Brad R. Loman pretty boy "perfect" looks. Very dressy, not too macho or business like, but very well done in its own way. Much of his best work done for TV: Equal Justice, NYPD Blue, Billionaire Boys Club. Films: Passenger 57

Csila Marki Wedding Bell Blues, Johnny Ryan

Elizabeth P. Palmer Spiffy 1990's TV comedy series: Sydney, Ferris Bueller, Cafe Americain, Caroline in the City.

Norene Pollei Did the TV series Hollywood Detective, which took place in the 1930's and had fabulous clothes. "The Man With Three Wives " (1993)

Bernie Pollack Works with Robert Redford, both as actor and director. Lots of macho/youthful party suits on verge of sportswear for A River Runs Through It, Rain Man, Bright Lights, Big City. Did sporty looks for Touch and Go. Eraser, A Clear and Present Danger.

Rita Ryack Friendly looking clothes. Works extensively with Robert De Niro and/or Martin Scorsese; has an urban, New York City look. Likes colorful double breasted suits. The House on Carroll Street, A Bronx Tale two best historical epics. Suspect, Class Action, Mad Dog and Glory.

Jodie Tillen How to get totally spiffed. Men look like members of the financial elite. Favors dark gray suits, for the power look. Clearly intimidating to other men. Tiller puts the best suit on the leading man, lighter colored and less dressy suits on the others. TV: Private Eye, Shannon's Deal. Action films: No Man's Land, Backdraft, Chain Reaction

Robert Turturice good at both punk and gray dress suit looks. Suits always have a funky or hip touch. Combines glamour and money in look, as is the wearer is on an adventure or off to a party. TV shows: Moonlighting, JAG, Cybill, Wildside. Latter show a Western featuring what only can be called a cross between the Western and the punk looks.

Silvia Vega-Vasquez La Bamba, Menace II Society, Chameleon.

Charles Waldo His suits for miniseries The Last Convertible were one of the first signs of a return to elegance in the late 1970's. Watching college students in 1940's Harvard get spiffed up for class was a real contrast with 1970's real life student looks. Did sf costumes for Captain America. Did much work for Universal TV.

Julie Weiss can make men look totally slicked up. Gangster Chronicles THE gangster movie of modern times, remarkable clothes. Tequila Sunrise also elegant. Many other award winning historical films for TV: Little Gloria, Evergreen, The Dollmaker. Recently: 12 Monkeys, It Should Happen To You, Honeymoon in Vegas.

Science Fiction

Linda Bass jeans and leather jackets; wholesome working class chic. Dreamscape, Field of Dreams, Earthgirls are Easy, The Net. Provides an upbeat, friendly, intimate, at home kind of mood. Characters come across as non threatening, sensitive. Also non sf films: The Seduction; Bye, Bye Love; When A Man Loves a Woman, Queen's Logic.

Jean-Pierre Dorleac Works on Glen Larson's TV series, mainly fantasies and science fiction: Buck Rogers, Highwayman, Quantum Leap, Tequila and Bonetti, Tales of the Gold Monkey. Versatile, glamorous designer, work ranges from sf to modern day suits. Dramatic use of color, especially red, extra pizzazz. Uses solid black, pinstripes, evening wear, too. Very sharp. Likes images of power and authority. Sense of fun and playfulness about clothes. Perhaps a little too sharp for real street wear, although this is a pity.

Robert Fletcher The Star Trek movies (I-IV), The Last Starfighter, TV miniseries Space. Veteran designer, did Peckinpah's The Ballad of Cabel Hogue (1970).

Charles Knode Works on Ridley Scott's fantasy and historical films: Blade Runner, Legend, 1492. Also: Braveheart. Similarity between kilts of Braveheart and the gold mini the warrior lead of Legend wears: warriors always seem to be in skirts in his movies. Also such Monty Python films as Jabberwocky, Life of Brian. Did good job with high fashion 1940's look in The Secret Life of Ian Fleming.

John Mollo Rose to fame with the Star Wars movies, Alien, Outland. Since then has largely done pictures full of elaborate military uniforms, often historical: The Lords of Discipline, The Three Musketeers, The Jungle Book, The British TV Sharpe films. Works with Richard Attenborough: Gandhi, Cry Freedom, Chaplin, and with Hugh Hudson: Greystoke, Revolution.

Rosanna Norton and Elois Jenssen Did the unusual costumes for Tron. Norton has many solo credits: The Flintstones, Airplane 1 & 2, Explorers, Innerspace, the Brady Bunch movies. Historical film: Treacherous Crossing, elegant mystery film set on a 1940's ocean liner.

Joseph A. Porro Joseph A. Porro did the costumes for some of the best action movies of the 1990's. He started out with such films for various directors as "I Come in Peace" and "Double Impact", and moved on to make three films with Roland Emmerich, "Universal Soldier", "Stargate" and "Independence Day". Porro's work has two poles. One is a white collar look, centering on single breasted suits, white dress shirts and subdued patterned ties. It really emphasizes the white collar, business power status of his men - they look extremely conventional as business men. It is worn in "I Come in Peace" both by his FBI agents, and by the drug dealers who have fantasies of being yuppies, complete with a high rise office building and boardroom. It is also the look of the US President in "Independence Day", and all the government officials. There is something really sinister about this look. It looks like a bunch of men who are trying to seize illegitimate power. There is the effect of men trying to wear a costume of white collar status, using their clothes to play power games with onlookers, achieve the illusion of a status of authority that is completely illegitimate. The look is very traditional. It does not take advantage of the glamorous double breasted looks of the 1980's, or high fashion colors. Instead it emphasizes the pure white collar status of men. Although it is a business look, it has never actually been worn by any real businessmen in Porro's movies, only by crooks or government officials - and by crooked government officials.

Porro's other pole consists of military uniforms. These are notably the air force officer's uniforms of Stargate, and the desert camouflage combat gear of Universal Soldier. Both looks are back on the Adam Baldwin character in "Independence Day". He starts out in the officer look, and moves onto the camouflage in the combat scenes. Porro has occasionally veered off into other styles, as well, notably in Double Impact. Much of the characterization of the personalities of the two twins played by Jean-Claude Van Damme in that film came from the clothes they wore; these were a bunch of sharp sportswear.

Bob Ringwood Ringwood pioneered the use of body armor looks in sf films in Dune. This reached a high point in Batman's sculpted body armor; Ringwood did the first three Batman movies. Dune also featured Balkan operetta uniforms in sf. Most beautiful clothes to date: The Shadow, Batman Forever. Ringwood's work is more exuberant than ever. Other fantasy and sf films: Excalibur, Santa Claus: The Movie, SolarBabies, Alien 3, Demolition Man.

Aggie Guerard Rodgers Does a lot of light hearted, comic, fantasy and sf films, in which the characters are not actually dressed in futuristic outfits, but in something resembling modern day clothes. Whimsical sportswear looks are typical. Works with Matthew Robbins (Corvette Summer, Warning Sign, Batteries Not Included), W.D. Richter (Buckeroo Banzai, Late For Dinner), Ron Howard (Cocoon), Tim Burton (Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice), Francis Ford Coppola (The Conversation, Jack). Also, American Graffiti, Mr. Holland's Opus, Inventing the Abbotts, and other historical teen pics. Most elaborate historical film: The Color Purple.

May Routh Helped David Bowie look completely other worldly in his role as the Alien in "The Man Who Fell To Earth". Ghost Story, Splash, Morons From Outer Space. Also historical films: My Favorite Year, Newsies. Earlier 20th century America; prettified and slightly romanticized.

Dodie Shepard TV designer: Strange New World, The Bakery.

Music Video Looks

Eugenie Bafaloukas: the funky side of life; grownups, not kids. Macho menace edge in her men's looks. The menace of down and out, marginalized America: Something Wild, Miami Blues

Colby Bart L.A. Party clothes: You Can't Hurry Love.

Susan Becker Young Adult's clothes: nice sport jackets & ties look, for people with adult responsibilities and jobs, but with youthful image. Edge of glamour and romance in everything she does. Glamorous use of red and silver in Vision Quest. Works with director Harold Becker. St. Elmo's Fire.

Bambi Breakstone Disco party looks in Tonight's the Night.

Mary Lou Byrd Punk looks in The Heavenly Kid.

Kathie Clark Kathie Clark did the best sf costumes of the 1980's, in Metalstorm, Trancers, and Arena (1988): a high point of 80's punk fashion. Her work is linked to the punk and music video rock styles of the period, and is enormously "fun" and glamorous. She also did contemporary versions of the rock star look in such films as "Tuff Turf". She seems to have been retired from the screen since 1988, and her absence is one reason that commercial films are less fun in the 1990's.

Sharon Day-Nye Outstanding teen fashions in Zapped!. Loves shiny materials, wet looks. Terrific bright colors, red, white, black. Cheery, glamorous, good-natured, fun clothes. Recent TV work: the macho, glamorous clothes for The Burning Zone.

Theda Deramus Punk looks. Works with director Alex Cox, and on Modern Girls.

Susie de Santo Glamorous sports looks in Johnny Be Good.

Emily Draper Fun spirited clothes. Shined at both punk and preppie looks in Making the Grade. Clothes suggest social roles of characters strongly.

Patricia Field Patricia Field did the costumes for the historical TV cop show, Crime Story. The flashy gangster clothes were especially wonderful. She also did the pilot for the New Jersey mob series, Dream Street (1988), and came up with grungier but still very pizzazz filled leather looks for the young wise guys. In the 1990's Field has brought her style to Florida based TV shows, including Grapevine (summer 92), South Beach (summer 93), and films (Miami Rhapsody). Her flashy, sexy clothes seem perfectly matched to people's image of the Miami area.

Peter Flaherty TV punk looks: Throb, Roomies

Bruce Hogard: Double Trouble

Lisa Jensen joyous, upbeat looks. What American men want to look like in their sports clothes. Mannequin, Dead Heat.

Betsy Jones My Science Project

Donna Linson funky, fringe of punk looks. On edge of society. The Legend of Billy Jean, Out of Bounds.

Betty Pecha Madden cool looks, mainly for comedy. Her Life as a Man, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Odd Jobs, Moonwalker, Iron Will. Did the Beastmaster films, too. Historical drama: The American Clock.

Norma Moriceau Mad Max and Crocodile Dundee: wild looks Down Under. Most recently, production designer on The Punisher. Men have extra flourishes, symbolism in their clothes, as if they were members of modern tribes. Interested in varieties of leather: quilted, fringed, different animal skins. Uses feathers and teeth as decoration. Instantly identifiable personal style: goes way beyond "standard" looks, whether street wear or punk.

Isis Mussenden Definitive neon surfer look in The Allnighter, chic clothes in The Blue Iguana.

Kristen Nelson Nice young man looks: My Tutor.

Jill Ohanneson Spectacular punk costume party type clothes: Once Bitten, Hollywood Vice Squad, Dudes.

Elisabetta Rogiani Cool fashion youth looks. Relaxed and very sensuous. Campus Man. Red Shoe Diaries and other Zalman King productions.

Dana Sanchez Punk stuff: Dangerously Close.

Black Leather

Giorgio Armani Did black leather jump suits for Streets of Fire. Wild.

Robert de Mora Did the leather looks for Cruising, Grease II, and the teen gang looks for the latter film, The Wanderers, Risky Business, Band of the Hand. Also did Bette Midler's campy outfits for Jinxed, Beaches.

April Ferry teenage leather looks: Gotcha and Immediate Family. Also: Unlawful Entry, The Associate.

Sarah Markowitz Markowitz worked on the TV series Twin Peaks, along with Patricia Norris. Then she did the spectacular hood clothes for "In the Kingdom of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King" (1995).

Tony Scarano Bikers' clothes in Mask.

Marlene Stewart Terminator 2, The Doors. Beach wear, rock stars, punkers and night clubs; works with Mary Lambert. Cool punk looks in Back to the Beach. Body Rock.


Peter Mitchell men who look hip and cool: The Serpent and the Rainbow, The In Crowd. TV: The Big Easy, set in New Orleans. Mitchell has a "tropical" look for men: print shirts, light colored slacks, very splashy.

Terry Ryan Terry Ryan is the Other Australian Designer. While Norma Moriceau does the bizarre flamboyant costumes of the Road Warrior and Crocodile Dundee, Ryan's specialty is upper middle class sporty elegance. Ryan likes light colored clothing, clothes that evoke a mood of a summertime party. The Year of Living Dangerously, The Coca Cola Kid, Sirens, Muriel's Wedding.

Bob Squire TV series: Full House, Perfect Strangers, Going Places

Durinda Rice Wood Chic partyish clothes for Take This Job and Shove It; Back to School; Listen to Me


Dona Granata Has worked with Paul Bartel (Lust in the Dust, Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills).

Sylvia Heisel Parting Glances

Mary Malin Versatile, hard to classify, charming work: Rollover, Places in the Heart; Karate Kid II, Lethal Weapon, Rainbow Drive, Betsy's Wedding, Broken Arrow.

Maurice Sendak Famed children's book illustrator. Did film version of ballet The Nutcracker (1986). Rare example of artist doing film costumes. It was common in early 20th Century art for painters to design clothes and do costumes for ballet; much less common today.