Eiko Ishioka

Eiko Ishioka (石岡 瑛子 Ishioka Eiko?, born July 12, 1939, Tokyo) is an Oscar-winning costume designer, known for her work in stage, screen, advertising, and print media. She won a 1992 Academy Award for costume design for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Ishioka’s long list of credits includes the 1985 Cannes Film Festival Award for Artistic Contribution for her production design of Paul Schrader’s film Mishima, a Tony Award nomination for the stage and costume design of the Broadway play "M. Butterfly," and a Grammy Award for the art work for Miles Davis’ "Tutu" album, to name just a few. Most recently, she brought her creative sensibilities to bear on the conservative opera world with her costume design for Richard Wagner’s "Ring Cycle," at the Netherlands National Opera.

Eiko Ishioka graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Her work is included in the permanent collection of museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1992 she was selected to be a member of the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.

One of Eiko's famous works is in Cirque du Soleil: Varekai.

Ishioka is scheduled to do costume work for a musical called "Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell". This is expected to debut in 2008 or 2009.

That's Eiko Isioka according to Wikipedia.

Anyway, I watched The Cell the other night at a mate's house, and fell in love with the costume design in that. So I researched who it was and here she is. One of my favourite costume designers! In fact she IS my favourite, for the fact that I don't know ANY other costume designers.

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