Costume Designer Julie Weiss Speaks at Ringling

Oscar-nominated costume designer Julie Weiss (Frida, Twelve Monkeys) will speak at a public event this Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Ringling College of Art and Design. The event will be held at 1pm at the college’s Academic Center.

Weiss has designed costumes for more than 50 films. This visit is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She will visit the college’s Digital Filmmaking program and participate in an informal conversation event.

From Ringling’s release:

“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 characters journey, challenging both performer and audience to look deeper. Never static, her sketches represent a map of the characters 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.”

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