Japanese costume designer Eiko Ishioka died earlier this month, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Ishioka was 73-years-old. Born in Tokyo, she was a creative soul from childhood, working in cosmetics, advertising, graphic arts and costume design. Ishioka graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1961, and she joined the advertising division of Japan’s largest cosmetics company, Shiseido. Ishioka won a Grammy Award in 1986 for best album package as art director for Myles Davis’ Tutu, and was nominated for two Tony Awards for her work on M. Butterfly in 1988. She won an Academy Award for costume design for Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula in 1993 (pictured, right). Ishioka also created the costumes for The Cell, Immortals and the upcoming Snow White tale, Mirror Mirror. Her creations Julia Roberts (pictured, top) and Lily Collins (pictured, below) sport are just stunning. Ishioka also costumed Cirque du Soleil, and members of the Japanese, Canadian, Spanish and Swiss Olympic teams in 2002, as well as the outfits for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and several other Broadway productions. A true Renaissance woman, she also directed a music video, made commercials and published several books. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Soultanakis, whom she only married last year. Our thoughts go out to her family.
January 28, 2012
Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka Dies
This entry was posted on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 10:53 pm and tagged with Academy Award, costume design, death, Dracula, Eiko Ishioka, fashion, Grammy Award, Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Mirror Mirror, style and posted in Fashion News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Join Us on Facebook!
The Style Archive
- 195,666 hits
- Add blog to our directory.
Skinny Tags50th anniversary 1930s 1940s Academy Award Academy Awards Alexander McQueen Anne Hathaway Audrey Hepburn birthday black and white black sunglasses Blake Lively blue Breakfast at Tiffany's Brian Atwood British Burberry Christian Louboutin Christmas Comic-Con comic book costume design dress Edith Head engagement fashion floral French Givenchy Gossip Girl gown gowns green hat Holly Golightly Hunger Games Ireland Irish Jennifer Lawrence Judianna Makovsky Kate Middleton Katniss Keira Knightley nautical navy New York Oscars pink pink dress premiere Princess Catherine Prince William pumps quote Rachel McAdams Ralph Lauren red Red Carpet royal royal wedding Sarah Jessica Parker Sex and the City Spring St. Patrick's Day stilettos style suit summer trench coat Valentine's Day Victoria Beckham wedding white winter yellow