Tuesday, July 17, 2018

RIP Yvonne Blake

Yvonne Blake, designer of the iconic costumes of the 1978 box-office hit Superman, died July 17, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. She was 80. The Britain-born costume designer won an Oscar for her work on 1971 historical drama 'Nicholas and Alexandra.' Born in 1938 in Manchester, England, her early work was as an assistant costume designer and art director on Francois Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451, and as costume coordinator on the Elizabeth Taylor thriller Night Watch (1973). Her telefilm work included Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988), Casanova (1987), Crime of the Century (1996), and James Dean (2001). In her career, she won four Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars) and received four BAFTA nominations and two Primetime Emmy nominations. Yvonne was the costume designer for one Euro-western, 1969’s “A Talent for Loving” starring Richard Widmark, Cesar Romeroand Caroline Munro.

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