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Arianne Phillips is an American costume designer.[1] Despite her long career in film, she is best known as Madonna's stylist and has designed and styled her last five concert tours.[2] She has worked with Lenny Kravitz, Courtney Love, No Doubt and Justin Timberlake.

She has received two Oscar nominations for Walk the Line and W.E.,[2] and a BAFTA nomination for A Single Man. She also received a Costume Designer's Guild award for her work on W.E..[3] In 2014 she was nominated for a Tony Award in the category Best Costume Design in a Musical, for her work on the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris.


Early life and careerEdit

Phillips was raised in northern California and began making fashion sketches as a child. She relocated to New York in the early 1980s where she began working as an assistant stylist. She was initially recognized for helping to style Lenny Kravitz for his debut album, Let Love Rule.[4]



  1. ^ Cosgrave, Bronwyn (December 15, 2006). Made for each other: fashion and the Academy Awards. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. pp. 213–. ISBN 978-1-59691-087-4. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Schneier, Matthew (April 16, 2014). "From Madonna to Hedwig, Dressing the Divas of Rock". New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  3. ^ Abraham, Tamara (February 22, 2012). "W.E.'s Oscar-nominated costume designer on working with Madonna - and why Cartier wants to destroy her replicas of Wallis Simpson's jewellery". Daily Mail. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Dodes, Rachel (December 10, 2011). "20 Odd Questions Costumer Arianne Phillips". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved February 22, 2015.

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