Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Its bizarre how the most important people on movie industry cant get very popular,i know you are confused right now.I dont mean Actors ,Actress,Directors or Producers. I am a good fun of movies ,i would watch plenty of them in a day ,especially on a Sunday ,many people watch movies to the end but many never pay attention on the Credits..Credits ..credits..i will be bored and not satisfied if i don't get to see the credits.
For those that had a chance to watch movies like Immortals (2011) ,Bram Stoker's Dracula(1992),Mirror Mirror(2012),The Fall (2006) and read the credits very well am sure you came across this name Eiko Ishioka (my her soul rest in peace) she is among the strongest and creative women i have always admired .Couple of times i ask my lads if they know this powerful name in the Art industry but non had the idea.I found it funny how people who spice up movies don't get very popular like the actors.

Eiko Ishioka , July 12, 1938, Tokyo – January 21, 2012, Tokyo) was an Oscar-winning costume designer, known for her work in stage, screen, advertising, and print media, and has been called "Japan’s leading art director and graphic designer."
Ishioka's work is included in the permanent collection of museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1999 she designed costumes for Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Dutch Opera. She designed costumes for Cirque du Soleil: Varekai, which premiered in 2002, as well as Julie Taymor's Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which premiered in 2011.
She also directed the music video for Björk's "Cocoon" in 2002, and designed costumes for the "Hurricane" tour of singer Grace Jones in 2009.
Ishioka was the costume designer for the Beijing-2008 Olympics.
In addition to her Oscar-winning work on Bram Stoker's Dracula, Ishioka has designed costumes for all of Tarsem Singh's films, including The Cell.
Eiko was discovered by Tsuji Masuda who created Parco Ikebukuro from the ailing Marubutsu Department Store. When Parco did well and expanded to a Shibuya location in 1973, Eiko designed Parco Shibuya's first 15 second commercial for the grand opening with "a tall, thin black woman, dressed in a black bikini, dancing with a very small man in a Santa Claus outfit." She became deeply involved in Parco's image. Her last Parco campaign involved Faye Dunaway as "face of Parco" wearing black, on a black chair against a black wall, and peeling and eating an egg in one minute as "a film for Parco."




Ishioka's awards include the 1985 Cannes Film Festival Award for Artistic Contribution for her production design of Paul Schrader’s film Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, a 1987 Grammy Award for the artwork for Miles Davis' album Tutu, two 1988 Tony Award nominations for the stage and costume design of the Broadway play M. Butterfly, and a 1992 Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Bram Stoker's Dracula. In 1992 she was selected to be a member of the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.

Oscar-winning costume designer Eiko Ishioka, whose designs were worn by Broadway actors and movie stars, has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 73.
                 “Her work will continue to touch audiences for years to come."

#Issah QM Msongo.


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