You might not know the name Eiko Ishioka–but you’ve more than likely seen her designs. The costume designer, who passed away in January of this year, has had a prolific and fascinating career, and Eric Wilson pays tribute to her in today’s New York Times. Ishioka’s final work would be for the upcoming film Mirror Mirror, and, as Wilson points out, movie goers will be as wowed by the clothes as they will the film itself.
Her works range from costume design to music videos, and her costumes have inspired many of our favorite fashion designers, including Alexander McQueen and Viktor and Rolf. She won a Grammy award, two Tony awards, and an Oscar, a feat many actors would kill to achieve. Her clothes have appeared in museums, on stage for both Broadway and operas, and at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In other words, she accomplished a great deal during her career, and we had a lot of fun looking back at some of her most iconic designs.
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