In Memoriam: Eiko Ishioka

This past week, we lost a wonderful artist from Japan. While you may not be familiar with her name, you probably are familiar with her work as a costume designer. One of the world’s greatest costume designers, Eiko Ishioka, died January 21, 2011 at age 73. Ishioka is best known for her costume design on Dracula, The Fall and The Cell, as well as her collaborations with Bjork (“Coccoon”), Grace Jones and Cirque du Soleil.

Eiko Ishioka continued to work up until her passing. Her most recent work can be seen in Tarsem Signh’s Immortals (2011) and Mirror Mirror (2012).

Here’s a stunning outfit from the visually arresting film “The Fall”:

Resources: Broadway.com, New York Times

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