Academy Award Winning Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Vies For Yet Another Nomination

December 24, 2014 9:15 PM

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Academy Award Winning Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Vies For Yet Another Nomination

You might not know her by name, but costume designer Colleen Atwood's visual impact on the silver screen has hardly gone unnoticed. A frequent collaborator with heavy hitters Tim Burton, Jonathan Demme and Rob Marshall, Atwood has lent her creative talent to more than 60 feature films, including "Edward Scissorhands," "Beloved" and "Silence of the Lambs." She's picked up three Academy Awards for Best Costume Design ("Chicago," "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Alice in Wonderland"), with another seven nominations. And she shows no signs of stopping there.

"I moved to New York in 1980 with $800," she told The Huffington Post. "I sewed labels on for bespoke designers in SoHo." Her technical skills would quickly improve as she's become known for inconceivably intricate designs and brilliant, one-of-a-kind pieces. Honored recently at the Middleburg Film ...

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