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Costume Design in the Digital Age in Hollywood

Dressed in Color: The Costumes
Left to right: Costume worn by Danny Kaye in The Inspector General (1949), designed by Travilla. Costume worn by Viveca Lindfors in The Adventures of Don Juan (1948), designed by Leah Rhodes. Costume worn by Natalie Wood in The Great Race (1965). designed by Edith Head. Costume worn by Judy Garland in A Star is Born (1954), designed by Irene Sharaff. Costume worn by Frank Sinatra in 4 for Texas (1963), designed by Norma Koch.

Dressed in Color: The Costumes"Costume Design in the Digital Age” is the title of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences program presenting the “opportunities and challenges facing motion picture costume designers working in the current era of digital technology.” “Costume Design in the Digital Age” will take place on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

(Image, right: Costumes designed by Cecil Beaton for My Fair Lady (1964). Dress worn by Audrey Hepburn, left, and suit worn by Rex Harrison.)

The evening will be hosted by Oscar-nominated costume designer Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis and Academy Governor Bill Taylor.

Presented by the Academy's Science and Technology Council, the program will feature a panel of costume designers, including Oscar nominees Jeffrey Kurland (Hidalgo, Collateral, Bullets Over Broadway) and Ruth Myers (The Addams Family, Emma, The Golden Compass) as well as Ellen Mirojnick (Chaplin, Unfaithful, Cloverfield) and Michael Wilkinson (300, Rendition, Babel).

Joining the discussion will be cinematographer Daryn Okada (The X-Files, Mean Girls, Apocalypto) and color scientist Joshua Pines (Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, The Aviator), who won a Scientific and Technical Award (shared with Chris Kutcka) for the design and development of the TDI process for creating archival separations from image data.

Dressed in Color: The Costumes

The evening also will feature special viewing hours (from 6 to 8 p.m. and following the screening) of the “Dressed in Color: The Costumes” exhibition (see images). The exhibition, which examines the important aspects of costume design for color films from the 1940s through the 1960s, is on display through May 2.

Established in 2003 by the Academy's Board of Governors, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for the exchange of information, promotes cooperation among diverse technological interests within the industry, sponsors publications, fosters educational activities and preserves the history of science and technology of motion pictures.

Tickets to “Costume Design in the Digital Age” are $5 each for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

Photos: Richard Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.

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2 Comments to Costume Design in the Digital Age in Hollywood

  1. sassy

    The orange dress rocks, good(accualy great) job!!

  2. sassy

    I just love the orange one!!!!!!!!!!