Five Costume Design Contenders

We break down five costume designs that capture their periods with style.

Not surprisingly, most of the best costume design contenders are period pieces: Into the Woods, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma and Inherent ViceThey are true to the period, stylish and relevant fashion statements.

1. Three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago) is the favorite again for “Into the Woods.” Rob Marshall’s post-9/11 take on Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale deconstruction offers an assortment of glam and grandeur.

5. Oscar winner Mark Bridges (The Artist) enjoyed capturing the LA cultural divide of 1970 in Paul Thomas Anderson’s wacky Inherent Vice. It’s establishment vs. counter-culture — a reaction to the Kennedy assassinations — as exemplified by Josh Brolin’s arch conservative Big Foot cop and Joaquin Phoenix’s Doc, the free-spirited PI.

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Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Clips, Costume, Movies, Oscar, Tech

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