CDG - The Costume Designer

Winter 2023

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Red Dre The costume needed to say and do a lot to introduce the character Nellie LaRoy (Margot Robbie). Nellie comes from New York with very little means. She crashes a big party thrown by Don Wallach (Jeff Garlin), a fictional Holly- wood producer, because she wants to make an impact and be discovered. We landed on her silhouette after finding a piece of beauti- ful red silk from a vintage vendor. Wrapped around her neck and fastened to tap pants, it felt like something she could have put together herself. The scarf knotted at her hips had a lot of movement and worked beautifully with the choreography. I chose red because it is a strong color on film with connotations of carnality and power. Also, by keeping the hue solely for Nellie, I could be sure she would stand out in the frame. Nomi Shichor Aistant Costume Designer Hope Slepak & Laura Wolford Costume Supervisors Dale Wibben Cuer Fier Margot Robbie as Nellie LaRoy and Max Minghella as Irving Thalberg. Photo: Paramount Pictures. 55

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