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  • Downton Abbey: The Exhibition Brings Popular TV Show’s World To Fans

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Fans of “Downton Abbey” and the gorgeous sets and costumes seen throughout its six seasons have reason to celebrate.   NBCUniversal International Studios is presenting a traveling exhibit highlighting the elegant gowns, suits and jewelry in a traveling exhibition called Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.  The exhibit will make its US debut in New York City on Saturday, November…

     

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  • Emmy Nominees Celebrated At 2017 Celebrity Connected Suite

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    By: Marjorie Galas Emmy weekend is a whirl-wind of appearances at events and parties for those celebrated few who have received nominations.  Celebrity Connected gave this year’s celebrated television royalty a chance to unwind at the annual Luxury Gifting Suite honoring the Emmys.  Held at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the…

     

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  • From “UnREAL” To “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce”: Costume Designer Cynthia Ann Summers

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    People frequently look at the portrayal of women on screen with a very critical eye.  Consider two contemporary TV series featuring female leads: “Girlfriends” Guide to Divorce” and “UnREAL.”   The women in “Girlfriends”” are wealthy forty-somethings who, living recently singled lives, are embracing a new love of live.  The women in “UnREAL” are mired in…

     

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  • Colleen Atwood Discusses “Into The Woods” Oscar Nominated Costumes

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    Written by: Marjorie Galas The characters who venture “Into the Woods” remind themselves that “the woods are just trees, the trees are just wood.” Their garments, however, are far from just “clothing” thanks to acclaimed costume designer Colleen Atwood. Atwood’s eleventh Oscar nomination – and eleventh Costume Designers Guild Award nomination – for “Into the…

     

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  • Hare Krishna Robes And Never-Nudes: The Costumes Of “Arrested Development”

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    BY: Marjorie Galas, Editor The timing of the cancelation of “Arrested Development’ provided an unexpected opportunity for the series costume designer Katie Sparks.  Having been steadily employed since the late 80s, she decided to take a professional break and focus on the needs of her young daughter and family.  Seven years later and ready to…

     

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  • Behind The Scenes: “Good Luck Charlie”

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      “Good Luck Charlie” is the result of executive producers Drew Vaupen, Dan Staley, and Phil Baker.  All fathers and veteran television producers, the three men had the desire to create a show that, through humor and life lessons, celebrated the family unit. “At the time, the Disney Channel wanted to break a model into…

     

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  • Costume Design in the Digital Age: A Panel Discussion

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    Costume Design in the Digital Age was a panel presentation held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Aril 24th,  in conjunction with the Science and Technology’s special exhibit, “Dressed in Color: The Costumes.”  The panelist set out to explore the changes in technology and their effect on the role of the…

     

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