Milestones Speaker Series with Costume Designer Julie Weiss
2-time Oscar nominee, Emmy-winning veteran designer (Steel Magnolias, Freshman, Twelve Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, American Beauty, Frida, Hollywoodland, Blades of Glory)
Sponsored by: CAFTCAD (Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design)
Get a glimpse into Julie Weiss’ personal approach to costume design as she shares stories about her life, career and creative process. Weiss recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Costume Designers Guild in Los Angeles.
General admission: $40
BIO: Costume Design is Julie Weiss’ alchemy. 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 alchemy, while magical, is forged in her design discipline, delicate detail and precise language of costume that suggests tantalizing hints into the character’s journey, challenging both performer and audience to look deeper.
Julie’s exquisite illustrations are the beginning of her process. Never static, her sketches represent a map of the character’s 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.