The 2014 Oscars are just days away and the past year has presented moviegoers with some amazing productions, from the writing and onscreen talent to the cinematography and soundtracks. Naturally, the award for Best Costume Design is all that’s on my mind at the moment. This year, some solid designers have been nominated for their contributions to five of the most captivating films of the year, including American Hustle, The Great Gatsby, and 12 Years a Slave.
If you’ve seen any of the movies in this category, then you know that their stories could never have been brought to life without the work these talented individuals provided. Fashion plays an important part in all aspects of culture, whether you notice it or not–don’t ever forget that. Let’s take a quick look at some pieces from each of the films and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
12 Years a Slave x Patricia Norris