Costume DesignIndustry Tips

The Winner Madeline Fontaine won the BAFTA award for best costume design for Jackie last week. She had stiff competition up against the hyped La La Land, Allied, Florence Foster Jenkins and Fantastical Beasts and where to Find Them from 3 times Oscar winner Colleen Atwood. Jackie portrays the story of Jackie kennedy’s life in […]

Costume DesignFilm & Television

Natalie Portman - Helen Beaumont

The biggest night in the film year is undoubtedly the Oscars. The 2017 Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, will be held on 26th February and recently, the nominations for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, a prestigious prize won previously by the likes Renie Conley for her work in Cleopatra, were announced. […]

Costume DesignStage & Theatre

Wicked - Helen Beaumont

The stage production Wicked first opened in 2004 and has now become the most popular musical of the last decade. This show features very distinctive looks, especially when it comes to the main character. This makes Wicked a fascinating case study when it comes to costume design in theatre. Wicked witch Wicked is a re-imaging […]

Costume Design

Bronte Museum - Helen Beaumont

The Brontë Museum, based in the village of Haworth near Bradford, is one of the UK’s most popular literary tourist attractions. The venue is set to attract more visitors, as new reports indicate that a costume design exhibition is set to open at the Brontë Museum. Helen Beaumont comments. Key resource As an aspiring costume […]

Costume DesignFilm & Television

Friends - Helen Beaumont

Running from 1994 to 2004, Friends is still regarded by many people as the best, funniest TV show of all time. The programme also signified a significant development in the field of costume design, with many of its styles becoming popular in real life. Helen Beaumont explains more below… Style trendsetters Friends followed the trials […]

Costume DesignFilm & Television

la la land - Helen Beaumont

US industry body the Costume Designers Guild will hold its annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in LA on 21st February 2017. Helen Beaumont reveals the 35 productions which have been nominated this year, which encompass the cream of the crop in modern film and TV costume design. Great honour This year’s ceremony will be hosted […]

Costume DesignFilm & Television

Marilyn Monroe - Helen Beaumont1

Marilyn Monroe wore many memorable costumes across her film career. But it was the white dress she donned for The Seven Year Itch that established Marilyn as a sex symbol and proved to be the most iconic costume design she ever wore. Helen Beaumont explains how this came to be… Seven Year Itch Released in […]

Costume DesignFilm & Television

Evita - Helen Beaumont

It’s key that aspiring film costume designers learn how to build relationships with actors. Films feature so many costume changes, that costume designers are required to constantly communicating with actors. Of course some films feature more costume changes than others, Helen Beaumont reveals which had the most ever. Changing records Up until the 1990s, Elizabeth […]

Costume DesignFilm & Television

Debbie Reynolds Costume Collection - Helen Beaumont

Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds passed way at the end of 2016, just a few days after her daughter, Star Wars alum Carrie Fischer. Helen Beaumont looks back on the amazing contribution Debbie Reynolds made to the field of costume design, not just as an actress, but as a collector… Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds got her […]

Costume DesignFilm & Television

Singin' in the Rain - Helen Beaumont

With the recent passing of Debbie Reynolds, it seems appropriate to shine a light on one of her most famous movies, Singin’ in the Rain. In this article, Helen Beaumont explores how costume design was used expertly in Singin’ in the Rain, to create a timeless movie musical that many still love today. Singin’ in […]