An Evening With… The Costumes of ‘Poor Things’


An Evening With… The Costumes of ‘Poor Things’

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Join us for An Evening With… The Costumes of Poor Things with costume designer Holly Waddington, whose career spans dressing the President and his wife in Lincoln to mapping a woman’s journey to sartorial independence in Yorgos Lanthimos’ newest feature, which has garnered 11 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Costume Design. See the costumes in person, and learn about the creation and execution of the memorable costuming worn by Bella Baxter, played by Emma Stone, and get a behind the scenes look at the haute couture of awards season’s most fashionable film.

The evening will be moderated by costume designer Trish Summerville.

Holly’s costume designs for film and TV include the pilot episode of Hulu’s The Great, written and produced by Tony McNamara; Lady Macbeth, directed by William Oldroyd (which won the BIFA for Best Costume and was nominated for a Critics Circle Award for Technical Achievement for Costume); Ginger and Rosa by Sally Potter; and Departure by Andrew Steggall.

Holly has worked in theatre, dance and visual art, creating costumes, sets and installations for productions at Rambert, The Royal Ballet, Complicite, Sadler’s Wells, The Almeida, The Royal Court, The Gate Theatre, The Young Vic, Scottish Dance Theatre and Handspring, working with notable directors and choreographers including Kim Brandstrup, The Quay Brothers, Hofesh Shechter, Simon McBurney, Rupert Goold, Carrie Cracknell, Natalie Abrahami and Ben Duke. She designed costumes for Hetain Patel’s film Don’t Look at the Finger, which was recently acquired by Tate and is currently showing as a solo installation at Tate St. Ives.

As an assistant costume designer, Holly’s credits include Happy-Go-Lucky and Another Year (Mike Leigh), War Horse and Lincoln (Steven Spielberg), and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Guy Ritchie).


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