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Sandy Powell discusses film costume designs

"Clothes make the man," according to Mark Twain. This is especially true in film, where costumes telegraph the era and one's status. Get an insider's prospective when Academy Award-winning costume designer, Sandy Powell, talks about Designing Victoria: Visual Sources for Historical Costume Design on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Although this discussion is free, reservations are recommended. Call 310.440.7300 or visit event site here.

Sandy Powell at The Wolf of Wall Street NY premiere
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Powell, who won an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love (1999), The Aviator (2005) and The Young Victoria (2010) will share how photographs and other visual references - including the exhibit, A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography, currently on view at the Getty Museum - play a role in costume design. Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, director of the David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design at UCLA will join her.

Powell's lavish work is currently showcased in The Wolf of Wall Street. She recently designed the costumes for Cinderella, which is now in post-production, and Carol, which is currently filming.

Dress the part and go!


Sandy Powell discusses Designing Victoria: Visual Sources for Historical Costume - free. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Getty Center. Harold M. Williams Auditorium. 1200 Getty Center Drive. Los Angeles 90049.

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