Updated: 17 March 2002

 New Review: Spectacular Worlds Tour: The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit: Films of 2001 at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles

February 2002

Nominees for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences awards were announced on February 12th. The 74rd annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 24th, 2002 at the Kodak Theater at the Hollywood & Highland complex in Los Angeles), and broadcast live on the ABC television network at 5:00 p.m. (PST) / 8:00 p.m. (EST), with a half-hour arrivals segment preceding the presentation ceremony. Nominated for film costume design:
Jenny Beavan, Gosford Park
Milena Canonero, The Affair of the Necklace
Ngila Dickson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Judianna Makovsky, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie, Moulin Rouge
Check for updates on the Film Awards: 2001 Releases page as costume kudos for last year's films continue.

Don't forget the upcoming annual FIDM "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design" exhibit in Los Angeles, which opens mid-February and will include pieces from all of the Oscar Costume Design nominees as well as from a variety of other 2001 films. This is definitely worth a visit!!

December 2001

Holiday Elf
Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Frock
A few gift suggestions for the costume and film fans on your list ...
 New Book Review: Gowns by Adrian: The MGM Years 1928-1941 by Howard Gutner. A fascinating look at one of Hollywood's premiere designers.

July 2001

 Summer 2001 Feature:

Bride with White Hair
Blood and Silk: Costume in Hong Kong Cinema
Want to find out what inspired the fabulous cinematography, set and costume designs for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Start here ...

March 2001

And the Oscar nominees (for Best Costume Design) are ...

Tim Yip, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Janty Yates, Gladiator
Rita Ryack, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Jacqueline West, Quills
Anthony Powell, 102 Dalmations

Don't miss the 73rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 25th!

Couching Tigers, Beading Dragons
A review of the honorees and the 9th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibit at FIDM in Los Angeles.
January 2001

 Rita Ryack's costume designs for How the Grinch Stole Christmas has won a Golden Satellite Award.

December 2000

 Check out our new alphabetical listing of web site links to individual films, Film Links.

 Film Awards: 2000 Releases
The pre-Oscar frenzy begins ...

 A&E Television will premiere a new feature-length version of The Great Gatsby on January 14th, starring Mira Sorvino as Daisy Buchanan, Toby Stephens as Jay Gatsby, Paul Rudd as Nick Carraway, Martin Donovan as Tom Buchanan, and Francie Swift as Jordan Baker. Check out the "Dress Daisy" game on the A&E web site: you can outfit literature's most famous flapper in day or evening wear, including shoes and hats! (Why don't ALL film web sites have this feature??1)

November 2000

 Folks Dressed Up Like Eskimos ... (Shopping hints for the holidays)

 When Costumes Collide (Costume design for 1950s-1960s science fiction films)

October 2000

 New film review: Kyrsten Comoglio looks at the 18th century costumes from The Patriot

 Tolkien fans awaiting Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (the first film is scheduled for a Fall 2001 release) will want to pick up the October issue of Vanity Fair. The magazine contains a selection (too small, but very impressive!) of the actors in costume, photographed by Hugh Stewart.

September 2000

 Movie fans will want to include the 2001 Wallace and Gromit At the Movies wall calendar, with its hilarious send-ups of Frankenstein, Cleopatra and other cinema classics, on their holiday gift lists. Order from and other online bookstores.

Summer 2000

 Summer 2000 Feature Presentation: The Hollywood Wayback Machine. Historical heroes face off against aliens, mutants and poultry...

 Check out Jonathan Romney's witty filmUnlimited piece from Cannes 2000 -- "This year's wig thing" -- in which the author muses about the historical costume drama's refusal to die....

 Finally! Concentrating on the important aspects of summer blockbuster mania, Entertainment Weekly's web site offers a poll on the best and worst of Flick Fashions. Vote for (or against) such entries as Elizabeth Hurley's sultry Satan, John Travolta's dreadlocks, or Rene Russo's stylish spy Natasha.

June 2000

 E Online's feature section on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movies has a new interview with costumer Ngila Dickson. Check it out!

April 2000

 Science fiction and fantasy fans have much to anticipate in 2000 (and 2001) ... More ...

 It's not Spring, it's Awards Season. You know Topsy-Turvy won the costume Oscar, but what about the BAFTA? the Saturn? the Costume Designer's Guild? We'll try to list 'em all ...

February 2000

Oscar Nominees
Costume Design

 The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) web site announces the opening of its new Los Angeles galleries on February 21st. In addition to the annual exhibit of Oscar-nominated costumes from 1999 films, there will also be a Hollywood 2000 millennium show highlighting the century's costume design for film.

 Tube Tops: Costume Design for Television explores the world of costume creation for the small screen.

January 2000

 Two new articles covering the Oscar costume nominees for 1992 and 1993 have been added.

November 1999

 Aficiandos of film costuming will surely want to check out Penny Ladnier's new FilmCostumes mailing list. Sign up on the OneList web site.

 A new article, Outlaw Chic: Costume in Robin Hood Films, covers the popular outlaw's many celluloid representations.

September 1999

 Dressed to Kill: Costume in Xena: Warrior Princess appears in the September 1999 issue of Whoosh!

June 1999

 New Article! Politics and Petticoats: The 18th Century in Film discusses the best (and worst) movie presentations of 18th century costume.

 1999 Summer Feature: Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Who cares about the plot, when we've got those gorgeous costumes to look at? Check out these resources and links for details.

 The American Film Institute will host its AFI American Film Centennial National Tour appearing at malls in 20 U.S. cities through August 15th. Included are memorabilia, film clips, and a set recreation from The Wizard of Oz. The AFI web site has more information and a schedule of appearances.

April 1999

 Oscar coverage: we've got it! Check out the scoop on the 71st Annual Academy Awards nominees, ceremony, and news.

Review: FIDM "7th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit"

 Check out our new Resources section for information on general costume resources, pattern sources, and a list of film reference books. If you have other suggestions, please let us know so we can keep expanding the lists. Also added: new links for the Titanic Mania! page.

January 1999

 The Golden Globes have been awarded -- but they don't appreciate Costume Design, do they? Oscar nominations will be announced on February 9, 1999. I see a farthingale or two in our future.....

 Speaking of which, the two critically acclaimed Elizabethan films in current theatrical release have reawakened interest in the reign, times and styles of the Virgin Queen. Battle of the Besses presents a small gallery of thespians who have portrayed Elizabeth I in film.

October 1998

 J. Peterman celebrates the opening of six retail stores, in Lexington, KY, Grand Central Station (NYC), Troy, MI, Seattle, WA, Newport Beach and San Francisco, CA (more are planned). On their racks in San Francisco: reproductions from Titanic and The Avengers. Worth a visit if you live anywhere nearby!

 New information on Titanic costume-related resources, including a link a detailed write-up on Rose's dressing gown, one of several planned articles on the Titanic on Tour costume exhibit, by Costume Gallery owner Penny Ladnier.

 SCIFI.CON 3.0, the Sci Fi Channel's annual on-line convention, was Hallowe'en weekend. You can still visit Otherworldly Outfitters, our SF/F film costume booth.

 New film review: Ever After: A Cinderella Story

August 1998

 We've expanded our Jane Austen Film Costume section with more information and lots of links. Just added: a new article on three Emma adaptations from Kali.

June 1998

 The coolest costume flick of the summer season? Why, it's The Avengers, with agents John Steed and Emma Peel "saving the world in style." Check out our Feature Presentation on this new movie.

 Celluloid Wrappers is now a member of the producer program. We provide direct links for you to rent or purchase those (sometimes hard-to-find) award-worthy costume films.

 Titanic On Tour continues on exhibit at Paramount Parks throughout the U.S. through October. Check our Titanic page for schedule, exhibit review, and links to photos from the touring display of props and costumes.

April 1998

 The National Air & Space Museum (Washington D.C.) exhibit Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, featuring costumes, props, storyboards and other artwork from the film trilogy, has been extended through January 31, 1999.

 Be sure to visit costumer Jennie Chancey's Titanic Project site: she recreated two of Kate Winslet's beaded gowns as prom dresses, and details the entire process. Some great resources here, too!

 American Film Institute web site features an extensive interview with Hollywood's legendary costume designer Edith Head

 Book review: Shopping LA, a comprehensive resource for finding anything related to costume in Southern California (and beyond)

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