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Catherine Martin designs The Great Gatsby

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Catherine Martin has an Oscar for Best Costume Design for Moulin Rouge so it wont be any surprise that the wardrobe for The Great Gatsby is amazing, breathtaking and, volumous; there could have been up to 1,000 costumes used in the film in total and many were created just for this production. Can you imagine the army of costumers ... cutting, stitching, dyeing, beading and finishing?  The list goes on ....

 

 

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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.