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CDG Honors Halle Berry

January 11, 2011 @ 8:02 am | By Steve Pond

Kristin Davis will host and Halle Berry will be honored at the 13th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, the CDG announced oKristin Davis will host and Halle Berry will be honored at the 13th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, the CDG announced

Davis, the star of the widely-reviled but definitely clothes-centric “Sex and the City 2,” will serve as emcee for the gala event, which takes place on Tuesday, February 22 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.

Berry, whose most recent film is “Frankie & Alice,” will be presented with a new award, the Lacoste Spotlight Award, designed to honor “an actor whose talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design. “Other honorees will include director Joel Schumacher, who got his start as a costume designer and will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award; costume designer Julie Weiss, a CDG winner for “American Beauty” and “Blades of Glory,” with the Disaronno Career Achievement in Film and Television Award; and the late Michael Dennison, who will be inducted posthumously into the guild’s Hall of Fame.

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Designer Norma Kamali and Vogue Editor Jill Spalding Praise Shen Yun Costume Design

Designer Norma Kamali and Vogue Editor Jill Spalding Praise Shen Yun Costume DesignNEW YORK—“I was very impressed with the clothing and costumes,” said famed designer Norma Kamali after seeing the over 400 hand-made costumes donned by Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company dancers. Jill Spalding, a writer and editor for Vogue Magazine, was also in attendance at Sunday’s sold-out performance at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center. Both appraised the colorful garb of the different regions of China.

“I saw here the best example about how fabric, clothing, and sleeves can enhance the movement and tell the story,” remarked Ms. Kamali, who also designs costumes for dance. Ms. Kamali is better known, however, for her bathing suits, which have been featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and for her parachute designs, on display in the Vanity Fair permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum. A part of classical Chinese dance, the silk costumes are designed to be a rippling and flowing extension of the dancer.

“When the sleeves became a part of the rhythm and a part of the overall design of the set, it was very impressive!” said Ms. Kamali of the long, cascading sleeves found in several of the Shen Yun dance pieces.

Taken from EPOCH TIMES

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Halle Berry & Kristin Davis: Hosting CDG Awards

Halle Berry And Kristin Davis: To Be At The Costume Designers Guild AwardsJanuary 12, 2011: The DGA Awards which are scheduled to take place on the 22nd of February at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills is reportedly going to be hosted by Kristen Davis, the effervescent star of Sex and the City 2.

Reportedly, the authorities of the CDG are to felicitate the Hollywood star Halle Berry with a distinguished award.

Halle Berry is to be presented with the special award titled the Lacoste Spotlight Award. This is relatively a new award and has been specially introduced to honor an actor for his or her talent and career which excels to personify an enduring commitment to excellence and an ever enthusiastic interest in the role and importance of costume design.

There are other very distinguished celebrities who are to be honored at the event like director Joel Schumacher, who actually started his career as a costume designer. He is to be honored with the Distinguished Collaborator Award.

Then there is Julie Weiss, who is an extremely well known costume designer who has won the CDG for American Beauty and Blades of Glory, and is now going to be awarded the Disaronno Career Achievement in film and Television Award.

During the presentation of the award to Julie Weiss, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Robert Duvall are to be presented.

A special award for the late Michael Dennison is to be honored posthumously by getting inducted into the guild’s Hall of Fame.

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Andy Warhol Fashion

Foreword by Simon Doonan  Before he found fame as the father of Pop Art, Warhol made fashion illustrations on his kitchen table for New York's fashion tastemakers such as Neiman Marcus, I. Miller, Glamour, Mademoiselle and Harper’s Bazaar.  Thames & Hudson have collected together Andy Warhol’s delicately beautiful, colourfully playful and hugely influential fashion illustration work and put them in this brilliant little book.  A pop object in itself, Andy Warhol Fashion is a fun and gorgeous gallery of his most delightful images . These witty drawings – fanciful shoes, chic hats, smart suits and perfect accessories to match – showcase his unique ability to find inspiration in the everyday and elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary.  Sprinkled with Warhol’s perceptively funny observations – ‘When you think of it, department stores are kind of like museums’ – Andy Warhol, the book contains are insightful foreword by Simon Doonan, the internationally acclaimed window dresser.  Paperback, 256 pages, 250 colour illustrations.Foreword by Simon Doonan

Before he found fame as the father of Pop Art, Warhol made fashion illustrations on his kitchen table for New York’s fashion tastemakers such as Neiman Marcus, I. Miller, Glamour, Mademoiselle and Harper’s Bazaar.

Thames & Hudson have collected together Andy Warhol’s delicately beautiful, colorfully playful and hugely influential fashion illustration work and put them in this brilliant little book.

A pop object in itself, Andy Warhol Fashion is a fun and gorgeous gallery of his most delightful images . These witty drawings – fanciful shoes, chic hats, smart suits and perfect accessories to match – showcase his unique ability to find inspiration in the everyday and elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Sprinkled with Warhol’s perceptively funny observations – ‘When you think of it, department stores are kind of like museums’ – Andy Warhol, the book contains are insightful foreword by Simon Doonan, the internationally acclaimed window dresser.

Paperback, 256 pages, 250 color illustrations.


Interview: Photographer Mark Drew

Mark Drew is a self taught fashion and portrait photographer. Born in Los Angeles, raised in New Jersey, his love for imagery emerged at a young age, dressing his younger brothers and taking pictures of them.  After various ups and downs in his life, his passion for photography has remained, giving him perspective and a place to focus his creativity.  With a vast portfolio of both male and female subjects, Mark has persistently lived and worked to his own mantra: “Our life’s journey includes thoughts of constant curiosity, fashion photography allows me to to surprise the subconscious and keep the curiosity alive.”  Tell us about yourself, where did all of this begin for you?      Mark Drew: I was born in LA, my mum needed the assistants of family to help raise a knucklehead like me, so she moved to New Jersey to be closer to family.      Photography was a passing thought for me as a child…Initially I wanted to be a Fine Art Painter or Fashion Illustrator.      After schooling my plan was to move back to LA, become a gigolo, save money and start my own art gallery!   Read more: Interview w/ Factory311 Photographer Mark Drew - Fashion and Fine ArtMark Drew is a self taught fashion and portrait photographer. Born in Los Angeles, raised in New Jersey, his love for imagery emerged at a young age, dressing his younger brothers and taking pictures of them.

After various ups and downs in his life, his passion for photography has remained, giving him perspective and a place to focus his creativity.

With a vast portfolio of both male and female subjects, Mark has persistently lived and worked to his own mantra: “Our life’s journey includes thoughts of constant curiosity, fashion photography allows me to to surprise the subconscious and keep the curiosity alive.”

Tell us about yourself, where did all of this begin for you?

Mark Drew: I was born in LA, my mum needed the assistants of family to help raise a knucklehead like me, so she moved to New Jersey to be closer to family.

Photography was a passing thought for me as a child…Initially I wanted to be a Fine Art Painter or Fashion Illustrator.

After schooling my plan was to move back to LA, become a gigolo, save money and start my own art gallery!
Read more: Photographer Mark Drew