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Eiko Ishoka

1938 - 2012

By: Mary Stein | Date Added:

Eiko Ishoka is an Japanese art director, costume designer, and graphic designer. She is known for her collaboration with sportswear company Descente in designing uniforms and outerwear for members of the Swiss, Canadian, Japanese, and Spanish teams at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She was also the director of costume design for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work in Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula and was posthumously nominated for an Academy Award in the same category for her work in Tarsem Singh’s 2012 film Mirror Mirror. She also received two Tony Award nominations in 1988 for the stage and costume design of the Broadway play M. Butterfly, and was selected to be a member of the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1992.

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