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Sharen Davis' 'Get On Up' costumes had to be as flashy as James Brown
Sharen Davis' 'Get On Up' costumes had to be as flashy as James Brown

When director Tate Taylor called on costume designer Sharen Davis to suit up his cast for the energetic "Get On Up," a biopic of soul singer James Brown that covers multiple decades, she was already a pro at dressing showy singers for film, having been nominated for Oscars for her work on "Dreamgirls" and "Ray." The real Mr. Dynamite was not only a powerhouse of song, he was a sartorial icon, full of color and sass, who reinvented himself constantly, "like Madonna," says Davis. "His looks were so James Brown, so sure and well-thought-out, they were almost a film on their own," she says with a laugh. "The 60 costume changes [for actor...

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