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2017 Oscars for Best Costume Design

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The 2017 Oscars nominee list for Best Costume Design is out and picking a winner this year will be tough; the designs are wonderful. Marisa Dabney provided a few details about each show (it's on the Oscars website) and after the awards show on February 26th I'll highlight the winner for you. Best of luck to the nominees, but no matter who the winner is, costumers always win through being in association with such talented designers. 




Joanna Johnston


Madeline Fontaine

Florence Foster Jenkins

Consolata Boyle

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Colleen Atwood

LA LA Land

Mary Zophres

Allied - Joanna Johnston Canadian Max Vatan works as a British spy during World War II and falls in love with French operative Marianne Beauséjour while on a mission. The pair marries and has a child, but soon after, Max's superiors order him to investigate their suspicion that Marianne is a double agent.Including her nomination this year for Allied,  this is the second Academy Award nomination for Joanna Johnston. She was previously nominated for Lincoln.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Colleen Atwood In 1926, British wizard Newt Scamander arrives in New York City with his collection of unusual magical beasts. 

Because of the tumultuous relationship between magical and non-magical people in America, Newt finds himself embroiled in a war between factions seeking either to destroy magic or make it the law of the land.Including her nomination this year for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, this is the twelfth Academy Award nomination for Colleen Atwood. She was previously nominated for: Into The Woods, Snow White and The Hunstman, Alice in Wonderland (Winner), Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Memoirs Of A Geisha, (Winner), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Chicago (Winner), Beloved.

Congratulations on winning the Oscar!

Florence Foster Jenkins - Consolata Boyle Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins has been a champion of music her entire life, although her enthusiastic singing is dreadful. When she decides to give a concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, her devoted husband and a befuddled pianist work tirelessly to ensure that the event is a success.Including her nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins, this is the second Academy Award nomination for Consolata Boyle. She was previously nominated for The Queen.


Jackie - Madeline Fontaine After her husband is assassinated in Dallas in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy strives to maintain a public show of strength while grieving in private and caring for their two young children. As she searches for the best way to ensure both her husband's and her own legacies, Jackie navigates the treacherous waters of politics.This is the first Academy Award nomination for Madeline Fontaine.

La La Land - Mary Zophres Aspiring actress Mia and jazz pianist Sebastian struggle to realize their dreams in Los Angeles despite the often soul-crushing commercial nature of show business. As they endure rejection and forge unexpected paths to stardom, the young couple also strives to sustain the love they were surprised to find.Including her nomination for La La Land, this is the second Academy Award nomination for Mary Zophres. She was previously nominated for True Grit
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The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.