Tonight at the 89th Academy Awards, costume designer Joanna Johnston’s work in “Allied” has landed her a second Oscar nomination in the Best Costume Design category.
Johnston, who’s known for her collaborations with Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard, has an extensive resume. The Brit has worked on major films such as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Death Becomes Her” and war epics “Saving Private Ryan,” “War Horse” and “Lincoln,” for which she garnered her first Oscar nod.
“Allied,” starring Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt, is set during World War II-era “Casablanca” — and the costumes are elegant and glamorous. In Johnston’s ninth collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis, everything about the costumes is glossy and polished, with an old Hollywood feel to them.
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Cotillard’s wardrobe as Marianne Beausejour is sexy, stylish and sophisticated — a silk dressing gown, a tweed coat, peep-toe heels and strappy platform sandals.
The costumes are on display at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum’s 25th annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition in Los Angeles (free and open to the public, running through April 22).