Hollywood Costume

Hollywood Costume_coverThis landmark book celebrates, for the very first time, the costume designer’s contribution to the telling of the cinematic story in 100 years of Hollywood.

Now in paperback, this 320 page book featuring 450 colour images celebrates the costume designer’s contribution to the telling of cinematic story in 100 years of Hollywood and examines some of the finest and most eclectic costumes from the best-loved films in Hollywood’s history.

All brought together with essays by leading scholars, archivists and private collectors alongside contributions by key designers, actors and directors.

Iconic costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood are juxtaposed beside contemporary classics including The Tramp, Ben Hur, Cleopatra, The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ocean’s Eleven, Sherlock Holmes and Avatar.

Highlights include specially commissioned interviews with Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro, Ann Roth in conversation with Peter Biskind and Debbie Reynolds on the art of collecting and essays by leading costume designers.

Deborah Nadoolman Landis is the Academy Awardnominated costume designer of Coming to America. Her other costume credits include The Blues Brothers, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Professor Landis is the David C. Copley Chair and the Founding Director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA, School of Theater, Film & Television.

Hollywood Costume was the recipient of the Best Moving Image Book in the 2013 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards and accompanied the exhibition of the same name, recently seen at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne and direct from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Hollywood Costume is published by Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and distributed in Australia by Bloomsbury. The Book retails for $49.95 and is available from all leading booksellers.

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