Movies are about people. The people are the emotional core of every movie, and it’s their story that moves us. It’s the people—the characters in the stories—who hold our attention and who are of endless fascination to the audience.

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Costume Design as Narrative Art

Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Ph.D.

Founding Director and Chair of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

You are what you wear. Every day, we perform the ritual of getting dressed. Our clothes are an expression of our identities and communicate that self-perception to the world with subtle or outspoken signifiers about our backgrounds, gender, values, and even what we plan to do that day.

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Fashion Design as Narrative Art

Nick Cave

Design Department Chair

The Art Institute of Chicago

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art