Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Black Swan Down...

Black Swan may be the next biggest thing in the fashion industry thanks the Mulleavy sisters behind Rodate creating 40 costumes for the Darren Aronofsky thriller, including outfitting the entire ballet corps.

But with awards season in full swing, you won’t see Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s names next to the nominations for Best Costume Design. Black Swan has already received a best costume nomination from the Critics Choice Awards and will likely get an Oscar nomination. Amy Westcott will take the credit, as she received the “front credit” as costume designer for the film while the Mulleavy sisters only receive a back end credit.

The most famous example of this is Edith Head winning the Oscar for Sabrina when Givenchy outfitted Hepburn for the film. According to the Hollywood Reporter this is a very old tradition.

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