Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Eiko Ishioka's Horror Aesthetic

[Thanks for bearing with me on my Halloween/Horror obsession; I know not everyone is quite as fascinated by it as me. Only three days to go...!!]

Ever since Coppola's Dracula came out in 1992, I have been intrigued by designer Eiko Ishioka's creepy imagination -- she won an Academy award for her design work on that film, and she also designed costumes for The Cell and The Fall. She has worked on numerous stage productions, as well as Cirque de Soleil, and Bjork's more-eerie-than-usual video for "Cocoon." Here is a sampling of her work so far...hopefully there is more to come.

The designer herself:


From The Cell:


From Bjork's "Cocoon":


Costume designs from The Fall (2006):


Some of her own designs:



From Dracula:













9 comments:

Moira said...

Great post! I am digging your blog and adding you to my feedreader.

Savvy Mode SG said...

very dramatic.

[Tara] said...

Savvy Mode -- Yes, I have a dramatic streak, LOL.

Moira - So glad you stopped by and liked what you saw!! Please come again...

[Tara] said...

Moira, BTW, I love your blog too -- did you see my mention of you on the "Doggie Goods" post?

Miss Karen said...

Wow I love her designs! I really loved the costumes in Dracula and I had no idea she also worked on The Cell either!

[Tara] said...

Miss Karen -- Yes, I wish she would do more...she has such a a unique vision (and I think she has often been copied!)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi tara-loving these pictures, so full on and dramatic, great!

ambika said...

This is a great reminder that I need to see The Fall.

[Tara] said...

Ambika -- I haven't seen it yet either; it's on my Netflix list!