FROM Kevin Jones
The year's best movie costumes The 2015 Academy Award nominees for best costume design are Carol (Sandy Powell), Cinderella (Sandy Powell), The Danish Girl (Paco Delgado), Mad Max: Fury Road (Jenny Beavan) and The Revenant (Jacqueline West). Kevin Jones is curator and costume historian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in downtown LA. The school has costumes from the nominated movies on display. He tells us what made the costumes in these films so unique.
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