May 27, 2012

Eiko Ishioka

   Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of my favorite films. James and I were watching all the special features and I got to learn more about Academy Award Winner Eiko Ishioka and her amazing innovations with the film's costumes. I recently watched another great film The Cell and was reminded of Dracula's warrior uniform when I saw Jennifer Lopez's dreamland costume. The imagery of that film is what makes it so stunning to watch. I wanted to post about her work and then discovered, sadly, that she had passed away this January. She will be missed.
   The last of her work was for the new Snow White film Mirror Mirror. I can't wait to see this for the costumes alone.
 
She directed Bjork's video Cocoon.

3 comments:

  1. I recently watched Dracula too and thought the same thing about the costumes! When I was researching about Ms. Eiko Ishioka's death I was dismayed about her death as well! </3

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  2. Good Post Mandy, now I want to watch The Cell again

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  3. Great post. Ms. Ishioka was supremely talented. Note: The picture of the dress following the "The Cell" collage is a design by Thierry Mugler. However, Ishioka could have easily designed it, I believe!

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