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Dressing Stories

Peter Cowie, Sandy Powell
Costume design is an essential part of bringing the characters to life using the aesthetics of wardrobe. “Sandy’s great gift is her ability to make historical costumes look contemporary. She manages to be both true to the period and modern”, says Harvey Weinstein. The art of costume design and using clothes and fashion elements to enrich the film’s story, will be the focus of this master class with three-time Oscar®-winning, British costume designer Sandy Powell.
Peter Cowie

A film historian and former international publishing director of Variety magazine, Peter Cowie has written more than 30 books on major figures and eras of world cinema, including Bergman, Welles, Coppola and Kurosawa. He published and edited the annual International Film Guide for 40 years and has contributed numerous commentaries to Criterion’s DVD collection. He has been a consultant to Berlinale Talents since the programme’s inception in 2003.

Sandy Powell

British costume designer for film opera and theatre, most famous for her work on the films of Derek Jarman, Neil Jordan, Todd Haynes and Martin Scorsese. She was nominated for the Academy Award nine times and won in 1999 for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, in 2005 for THE AVIATOR and in 2010 for THE YOUNG VICTORIA. She also worked on Scorsese‘s HUGO CABRET.