Julie Weiss has designed costumes for over fifty feature films, including her Oscar-nominated work for Frida and Twelve Monkeys. Her work is now on display at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York from July 11-November 10. Check out stills and clips from Frida and Hollywoodland below.
Melding text, character, history and clothing with her powerful imagination, Julie has mined design gold: extraordinary costumes that transform the actor, deepen the narrative and enrich the production. This is forged in her design discipline, delicate detail and precise language of costume that suggests tantalizing hints into the character’s journey, challenging both performer and audience to look deeper. Never static, her sketches represent a map of the character’s interior and exterior life. Figures are drawn and redrawn, layered with swatches, research and technical notes. They invite introspection and dialogue. Much like her art studio, filled with inspiration and contemporary culture, Julie uses her multi-media illustrations to uncover new meaning.[bio via the gate]
- Frida chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary. Starring, in alphabetical order: Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas, Mia Maestro, Salma Hayek, Valeria Golino
- As Frida drunkenly sings at a bar, another patron picks a fight with Diego. In this scene: Frida (Salma Hayek), Diego (Alfred Molina)
- While drunk at a party, a jealous Lupe humiliates Frida in front of everyone, and all Diego does is laugh. In this scene: Frida (Salma Hayek), Diego (Alfred Molina), Lupe (Valeria Golino), Tina (Ashley Judd)
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