"What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage.
We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not." - Edith Head
- Creating the Illusion (Turner Classic Movies): A Fashionable History of Hollywood Costume Designers
- A complete directory of fashion on film from the silent era to modern-day blockbusters, featuring hundreds of never-before-seen images and previously unpublished stories from the greatest films in cinematic history.
- Among the book's sixty-five designer profiles are Clare West, Howard Greer, Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Travis Banton, Irene, Edith Head, Cecil Beaton, Bob Mackie, and Colleen Atwood.
The array of films discussed range from the legendary costuming of Gone with the Wind, Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, Bonnie and Clyde, Reservoir Dogs, and beyond. This gloriously illustrated volume includes candid photos of the designers at work, portraits and wardrobe tests of stars in costume, and designer sketches.
Size (cm): 31 x 27 x 4.5
Published: October 2015
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