Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis To Presented With 2015 Edith Head Award

Sources: Costume Designers Guild Awards | Variety | Edited By – All Things Michael


The star-studded 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards with Presenting Sponsor LACOSTE will take place on February 17, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Actress Emmy Rossum will host the Awards Gala. Acclaimed producer, director and screenwriter Richard Linklater, Costume Designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers, and scholar Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis will receive honorary awards throughout the evening.

The 2015 Edith Head Award for the Advancement and Education of the Art of Costume Design will be presented to Costume Designer and scholar Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis, a CDG member, a two-term past-president and a costume design activist for nearly 40 years.  Dr. Landis received an M.F.A. in Costume Design from UCLA and a PhD in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art, London. She is the Founding Director and Chair of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Deborah Nadoolman Landis’s distinguished motion picture career includes “Coming to America,” for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, “An American Werewolf in London,” the iconic Indiana Jones and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Animal House” and the music video “Michael Jackson’s Thriller.” Dr. Landis is the author of many books including “Screencraft/Costume Design,” “Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design,” “Filmcraft/Costume Design,” “Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration” and “Hollywood Costume,” the award winning catalogue of the landmark exhibition that she curated at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.


Landis is a two-time former president of the guild who has authored a number of books on costume design for the screen.

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