Anyone who has seen Black Swan knows that it will definitely be in the running for various Oscars, one including the Best Costume Design one. But unfortunately after creating 40 phenomenal costumes and all of
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It's really unfortunate for the Rodarte geniuses because they created some really astonishing and alluring pieces for Black Swan. You would think that they'd be all up in the know when it comes to contracts but then again, they weren't part of the
Lollipop Costume Design Guild, whom I'm sure would've given them an "Ohhhh, hell to the nah!" and picketed/goneonestrike/whatevercrazinesstheydo for their rightful credit. Hell, if it was me, I would've brought in my Inspector Gadget magnifying glass and sat my self down until EVERYTHING was read, highlighted, and slashed. Seriously, if I'm gonna create some killer pieces that define a movie, I better get my name in big bold shinny letters in the opening! But kudos to the sisters for being very chill about the situation and instead being proactive and signing up with an agency and becoming members of the Costume Design Guild. No Oscar debacles in their future. I would have gone the opposite direction, raised hell and given the Screen Actors Guild an Oscar worthy crazy meltdown á la Nina Sayer. For the record, this is what I would look like:
I'm actually more worried about the lead costume designer Amy Westcott. If/when Black Swan wins the Oscar, I think it would suck to know you got an award that was solely because of someone else's work. It's kinda embarrassing. Actually, it's HARDCORE embarrassing! I mean, I don't know what she designed, but all the Best Costume Design buzz seems to be around the Rodarte pieces. This will surely make a rather interesting acceptance speech, non? I can already imagine: "I managed the budget, gave out orders to Rodarte, and organized so diligently. Thanks for acknowledging MY hard work. Thank you, thank you!!" I'm definitely going to be watching that night just for this little awkward spectacle.
LONG LIVE RODARTE FOR BLACK SWAN!!
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