Weiss at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards
Julie Weiss is an American costume designer. She has designed costumes for over fifty feature films, including her Oscar-nominated work for Frida and 12 Monkeys. Melding text, character, history and clothing with her imagination, she has designed extraordinary costumes that transform the actor, deepen the narrative and enrich the production. This is forged in her design discipline, delicate detail and precise language of costume that suggests tantalizing hints into the character’s journey, challenging both performer and audience to look deeper. Never static, her sketches represent a map of the character’s interior and exterior life. Figures are drawn and redrawn, layered with swatches, research and technical notes. They invite introspection and dialogue. Much like her art studio, filled with inspiration and contemporary culture, Julie uses her multi-media illustrations to uncover new meaning.