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Costume / Production Design

May / June 2011
Eiko Ishioka (1938 - 2012): Costume Designer / Artist

COSTUME / PRODUCTION DESIGN:
* (Dec. 2011 / Jan. 2012)  Tribute: THEADORA VAN RUNKLE
* (July / Aug. 2011)  KEN ADAM 
* (May / June 2011)  EIKO ISHIOKA


   Oppulent, Stunning, Surreal, Theatrical, Elegant and Erotic: all words accurately describing the three dimensional artistry of EIKO ISHIOKA (1938 - 2012), respected the world over as one of the leading visual designers in multi media formats.  Born in Tokyo in 1939 she was first noticed by the public via her ad campaigns for the affluent PARCO IKEBUKRUO stores - her final one featuring American actress Faye Dunaway.  She would go on to win a Grammy for visual design on Miles Davis’ legendary “TUTU” album,  a Tony nomination for David Henry Hwang’s M. BUTTERFLY, and a Cannes Film Festival Award for Artistic Contribution for Production Design on director Paul Schrader’s stylishly filmed 1985 biopic MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS.

    More recently she’s directed Bjork’s music video “COCOON”,  designed the costumes for CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: VAREKAI (2002), the 2008 NAGANO JAPAN OLYMPICS Opening Ceremonies,  Grace Jones’ 2009 “HURRICANE” Tour, and Broadway’s current SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK stage musical among others. She is perhaps most recognized however for her theatrically regal film costume designs, including the Oscar winning BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA for director Francis Ford Coppola in 1992 . 


    Among her other cinema works are the award winning CLOSET LAND (1991), as well as four films for director Tarsem Singh: the 2000 psychological thriller THE CELL, the fantasy epic THE FALL (2006) , IMMORTALS (2011), and the upcoming Grimm Bros. fairy tale adaptation, MIRROR, MIRROR (2012) starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer. 



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BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992)



 




















THE CELL (2000)
















CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: VAREKAI (2002)













IMMORTALS (2011)













MIRROR, MIRROR (2012)














WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONIES - NAGANO (2008)





 


GRACE JONES: THE HURRICANE TOUR (2009)






EIKO ISHIOKA filmography:

2012 Mirror Mirror
2011 Immortals
2007 Theresa: The Body of Christ
2006 The Fall
2002 Cirque du Soleil: Varekai (TV documentary appearance)
2000 The Cell
1998 Nagano Winter Olympics '98 (Opening Ceremonies)
1992 Dracula
1991 Closet Land
1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (uncredited)
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