The design world lost one of its great, idiosyncratic talents in January, with the death of Japanese costume designer Eiko Ishioka. Her often phantasmagorical portfolio included the following:
Oscar-winning designs for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 remake of Dracula.
The Grammy-winning cover of Miles Davis’s 1986 album Tutu, in collaboration with
photographer Irving Penn.
The costumes worn by the gajillion participants in the opening ceremony for the
2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
The wardrobe for Julie Taymor’s original version of the critically lambasted,
hugely successful Broadway Spiderman.
And the costumes for all four of Indian director Tarsem Singh’s films:
The Cell (2000), starring JLo as a child
psychologist and Vincent D’Onofrio as a comatose serial killer (that’s him with
the nipple rings).
The Fall (2006), starring Lee Pace as a
Immortals (2011), in which the gods of
Olympus get some hard-core headgear (that’s Kellan Lutz as Poseidon).
And most recently, Mirror
Snow White remix with Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen.