CDG - The Costume Designer

Fall 2015

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54 The Costume Designer Fall 2015 SCRAPBOOK F amous for gowns which were remembered long after a film's last frame, one of Orry-Kelly's boldest choices was to reconsider military garments with trademark elegance in the 1942 classic, Casablanca. The simple lines and flawless propor- tions of the trench coats and skirt suits never compete with believability, while making a lasting impact, even in black and white. The climactic scene from Casablanca. From left: Conrad Veidt (Major Heinrich Strasser), Claude Rains (Captain Louis Renault), Paul Henreid (Victor Laszlo), Humphrey Bogart (Rick Blaine), and Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa Lund). Photo: Getty Images. Costume Designer Orry-Kelly A new AACTA-nominated documentary, Women He's Undressed, explores Orry-Kelly's life and celebrated career.

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