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Vanity Fair’s Year in Photos, 2011

A look back at the most iconic images to appear in the magazine in 2011

Johnny Depp, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Styled by Jessica Diehl.

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Vanity Fair’s Year in Photos, 2011

A look back at the most iconic images to appear in the magazine in 2011

Johnny Depp, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Styled by Jessica Diehl.

Click HERE to View Slideshow

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Designer Colleen Atwood Wins Oscar

The nominees for best costume design created a variety of looks, including nineteenth century western apparel and avant-garde Elizabethan garb. Let's meet the five women who made the cut for this year's Costume Design category.  'Alice in Wonderland': Designer Colleen Atwood, who has worked with director Tim Burton on seven previous films including 'Big Fish' and 'Sweeney Todd,' wanted to make the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) look like he was a real hat maker from the Edwardian era.  The actor was dressed in 'playful but still traditional' garb, which included a custom hat made from imported Italian leather woven with gold threads that was sized to fit his fluffy orange wig. 'He's a real person with a great amount of heart in the story, so to have him running around in something that distracted from that would have been a mistake,” Atwood told WWD.  Read more: NY Daily News The nominees for best costume design created a variety of looks, including nineteenth century western apparel and avant-garde Elizabethan garb. Let’s meet the five women who made the cut for this year’s Costume Design category.

Alice in Wonderland: Designer Colleen Atwood, who has worked with director Tim Burton on seven previous films including ‘Big Fish‘ and ‘Sweeney Todd,’ wanted to make the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) look like he was a real hat maker from the Edwardian era.

The actor was dressed in ‘playful but still traditional’ garb, which included a custom hat made from imported Italian leather woven with gold threads that was sized to fit his fluffy orange wig. ‘He’s a real person with a great amount of heart in the story, so to have him running around in something that distracted from that would have been a mistake,” Atwood told WWD.

 


Costume Designers in the spotlight

At FIDM's preview of "The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design," two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood said Johnny Depp wanted his Mad Hatter costume to capture the flavor of a mood ring. So she layered his topcoat with multiple colors of silk. Standing beside her costume from "Alice in Wonderland," Atwood said the challenges of designing for Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter included the changing sizes of the characters. "Alice shrinks and grows, and Helena's big head made her neck look as thick as a thigh," Atwood said, adding that she solved that problem by creating a collar to narrow the appearance of Bonham Carter's neck.At FIDM’s preview of “The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design,” two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood said Johnny Depp wanted his Mad Hatter costume to capture the flavor of a mood ring. So she layered his topcoat with multiple colors of silk. Standing beside her costume from “Alice in Wonderland,” Atwood said the challenges of designing for Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter included the changing sizes of the characters. “Alice shrinks and grows, and Helena’s big head made her neck look as thick as a thigh,” Atwood said, adding that she solved that problem by creating a collar to narrow the appearance of Bonham Carter’s neck.
Some Costumes on Display (FIDM)


Costume Designer Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland

December 20, 2010 | By Mary Ann Skweres
costume designer, Colleen Atwood
Director Tim Burton’s magical, yet skewed spin on the fantasy adventure, Alice in Wonderland, inspired two-time Oscar-winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood, to take an imaginative twist on the classic tale. “I really wanted to do something that went with the script, which put us in a new world for Alice. I set the costumes at the beginning of the movie in the period of the 1860s when the story was originally written, with her little party dress, because it was a recognizable thing,” revealed Atwood. “But from then on out I was set free. I was especially set free by the aspect of the story that when Alice shrinks and grows, her dress does not.”  »