Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis to visit Idaho State University Sept. 9-11

POCATELLO – Idaho State University will welcome Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis from Sept. 9 to 11 as a special guest in the School of Performing Arts.

“This is a rare opportunity to bring such a high level of expertise in costume design to Pocatello,” said Tara Young, ISU theatre and dance professor, and costume shop director.

During her visit, Nadoolman Landis will spend time researching the Edward Stevenson Collection housed in Special Collections at ISU’s Oboler Library. The Stevenson Collection features several hundred sketches of costumes by Stevenson from his early days as an apprentice to his final years as a costume designer for DesiLu Productions. The collection was given to ISU as a gift from his family.

Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Academy of Motion Picture costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis

On Sept. 10, she will hold an in-depth master class on costume design for students from 1 to 3 p.m. in ISU’s costume shop. Students and faculty members will get the chance to meet with her one on one.

“Our students will receive hands-on instruction from a leader in her field with connections to the Hollywood film industry,” Young said.

On Friday, Sept. 11, Nadoolman Landis will hold a community wide seminar based on her career in the Stephens Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre from noon to 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Nadoolman Landis’ costume film design work has been featured in famous movies including “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Animal House” and “Coming to America.” She also designed costumes for Michael Jackson’s music video “Thriller.”

She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in costume design from the University of California Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in the history of design from the Royal College of Art in London. She is the author of several books including “Screencraft/Costume Design,” “Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design,” and the award-winning 2012 catalogue for the exhibit “Hollywood Costume,” which she curated at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She is currently the chair and founding director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television.

For more information on Nadoolman Landis’ visit, contact Tara Young at johntar2@isu.edu
or 282-5616.