Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Catherine Martin - Eddy

Catherine Martin designed set and costumes for the movie moulin rouge trying to escapsulate what on the set we termed a world of entertainment underneath women's dresses was very difficult in a PG13 movie on december 18th in one of Morgans hotel rooms she told reporters because the girls had to kick so fast and so high their underwear needed to be non restrictive for movement  it basically consisted of two flaps of fabric on each thigh tied with string around the waist when the original moulin rouge dancers kicked the audience really got a eyeful this is why moulin rouge is so infamous 

Martin also worked with director Baz Luhrmann on 
romeo and juliet and won a oscar nomination for those costumes delved deep into the history of the period and the place she 
charged to convey on screen she wanted the clothing to communicate the feeling of the late 19th century early 20th century but also interpreting those looks for a modern audience she noted 
in the 1890's when the moulin rouge first began costumes were very particular and acquired taste the girls were not individuals who dance together it was working class entertainment we 
gave each girl in there movie there own personality taking insperation from the divas in the 40's n 50's so all 26 costumes were very different 
recently she has been the costume designer for the movie Australia as well as the co-producer and production designer some links are: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0552039/

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