CDG - The Costume Designer

Spring 2019

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56 The Costume Designer Spring 2019 FREE Skills Training Courses for EligibleMembers! Fuel Your Career! FREE Skills Training Courses for Eligible Members! FREE Skills Training Courses for Eligible Members! Visit: Visit: Fuel Your Career! Fuel Your Career! The Reading List Creating the Illusion was published in 2015 and is a must- have book for anyone interested in Costume Design and movies. This coffee table book is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photographs of rare candid production stills, portraits, wardrobe tests, and costume illustrations, show- casing the work of Hollywood Costume Designers from the silent era into the 1980s. It covers more than one hundred years of Hollywood Costume Designers, which makes it not only beautiful, but important. It is a gold mine for anyone who enjoys the magic and glamour of Hollywood. Authors Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins spent months meticu- lously researching primary sources. Among the book's 65 designer profiles are Clare West, Adrian, Walter Plunkett, William Travilla, Travis Banton, Edith Head, Cecil Beaton, Bob Mackie, and my grandmother, Irene Sharaff. In addition to archival material, the book also includes new interviews with award-winning designers. The factual aspects of life histories, combined with quotations, interviews, and histori- cal facts about Costume Designers show what an important role they play in creating the look of any film. Some of their creations remain iconic decades after their first appearance. This book is a must for every costume lover's library. By Mikael Sharafyan

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