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Ellen Mirojnick is an American costumer designer.[1] She is a frequent collaborator of actor Michael Douglas, having overseen the costume design for the films Fatal Attraction (1987), Wall Street (1987), Basic Instinct (1992), A Perfect Murder (1998), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) and Behind the Candelabra (2013).[2] The wardrobe which she created for the character of Gordon Gekko inspired a fashion trend in the late 1980's and early 1990's for boldly patterned ties, sleek suits, crisp white shirts, and colorful suspenders in men's business wear.[3] She has also been a frequent collaborator of directors Jan de Bont and Paul Verhoeven, acting as costume designer on de Bont's films Speed (1994), Twister (1996) and The Haunting (1999), as well as Verhoeven's films Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995), Starship Troopers (1997) and Hollow Man (2002).[4]

Ellen Mirojnick
Born (1949-07-07) July 7, 1949 (age 69)
EducationSchool of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design
OccupationCostume designer
Years active1970-present

She won an Emmy and a Costume Designers Guild Award in 2013 for her work on the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.[5]  In 2016 she was given the Career Achievement Award by the Costume Designers Guild.[6] In 2017 she gained further praise for her work on The Greatest Showman, which garnered her a further nomination for Excellence in Period Film with the Costume Designers Guild.[7]

Sharon Stone has praised her experience with Mirojnick on Basic Instinct:

“I don’t think I had any idea, really, that I could look so great. Then I was like, "‘Oh, I could look like that all the time. Maybe I should get with it.’" Ellen really taught me how to feel empowered like the character I was playing.”[8]

Selected Film Work
The Knick - Cinemax Television Series (2014-2017) By the Sea (2015)[9]
Cloverfield (2008) America's Sweethearts (2001)
The Haunting (1999) Face/Off (1997)
Twister (1996) Showgirls (1995)
Speed (1994) Chaplin (1992)[10]
What Women Want (1999) Hollow Man (2000)
Unfaithful (2002)[11] Starship Troopers (1997)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "Costume Designers Guild to honor Quentin Tarantino and Ellen Mirojnick". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  2. ^ Lord Christopher Laverty (2010-04-23). "Ellen Mirojnick Explains the Role of Costume Designer". Clothesonfilm.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  3. ^ Valli Herman (February 2016). "Spotlight On: Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick". Costumedesignersguild.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  4. ^ Adam Tschorn (2015-11-19). "Costume Designers Guild to honor Quentin Tarantino and Ellen Mirojnick". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  5. ^ "Ellen Mirojnick | Television Academy". Television Academy. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  6. ^ Valli Herman (February 2016). "Spotlight On: Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick". Costumedesignersguild.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  7. ^ Stone, Sasha (2018-01-10). "Costume Designers Guild Announces Nominees". Awards Daily. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  8. ^ Julie Miller (2018-03-28). "Sharon Stone's Next Act: Straight-Shooting Spirit Guide". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  9. ^ Anderson, Kristin (2015-11-11). "By the Sea's Costume Designer on '70s French Glamour and Brad and Angelina's "Raw" On-Set Passion". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  10. ^ Adam Tschorn (2015-11-19). "Costume Designers Guild to honor Quentin Tarantino and Ellen Mirojnick". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  11. ^ Toddy McCarthy (2002-05-02). "Unfaithful". Variety. Retrieved 2018-02-19.