Phantom Thread: Costume Design Wins Critics Choice Awards

Costume Design for Paul Thomas Anderson's look at the world of high-society fashion in Focus Features "Phantom Thread" took the Critics Choice Award for Best Costume Design. Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges was outstanding in this execution.

In one movie, Daniel Day-Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a cutting couturier in 1950's London. Bridges created the style of the “House of Woodcock,” with rich fabrics with royalty colors. Bridges says there was a lot of research, and constantly working out who Reynolds was. For over a year before shooting began, Daniel Day studied intensively about dressmaking. He also studied the craft of shoemaking and even designed a dress.  He has said "It was a wonderful process for me, too, to be in that bespoke world of London and be in on those fittings." He paid attention to every detail of his role in this and this performance was so real and as always so precise.

 

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