“It’s a little known fact that the costume designer is the most powerful person on a production,” actor
The jovial and laid back mood of the annual awards show, which gathers and honors costume designers working in film, television and commercials, was fitting for the creative professionals who are used to being behind the scenes as visual storytellers. Their collaborative spirit was apparent, as evidenced by the jokes, camaraderie and celebrity friends who came to honor several standout designers for their work over the last year.
That spirit was most evident when actress Patricia Arquette presented the distinguished collaborator honor to her “Boyhood” director,
"We often think that we can do everything as directors," said Linklater. "But I don't know one director who thinks they can be a costume designer. There's no one, next to the actor themselves, you work more closely with to develop a character."
"Boyhood" was a favorite topic of many of those in attendance.
"[It] was so interesting especially from the costume design point of view," said Beryl Lacoste-Hamilton, granddaughter of Rene Lacoste. "It's hard to know the essence of the era and having to do it over all these different eras is quite an amazing feat."
Despite the chatter about "Boyhood" and its designer, Kari Perkins, it was "Birdman" costume designer Albert Wolsky who won the excellence in contemporary film category. Other notable honors included Milena Canonero for her costumes on "Grand Budapest Hotel," Michele Clapton for "Game of Thrones" and Colleen Atwood for "Into the Woods."
Deborah Nadoolman Landis received the inaugural
There was no shortage of illustrious career highlights throughout the evening, but the most heartfelt tribute came from
Ford began his work with Rodgers when she designed the costumes for one of his first films, "American Graffiti."
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