It is such a pretty type of clothing. I can imagine people liking it and it's very wearable.
What we wanted to create for the film was a sensual feeling using the traditional Japanese kimono as our key starting point. We took the creation of the kimono and changed it to make it something that the modern, Western audience would relate to.
I think the silhouette of the kimono costume will become engraved in people's minds. I do think there'll be lots of red accents in the near future. For me personally, I can't see myself flaunting around in a geisha uniform but it'll make me smile when I see what others do with it.
As a designer, you have to solve a lot of problems. Even though people are wearing clothes that are supposed to look beautiful, they'll have to do all kinds of things.
In real life, a lot of people at that level will have their kimonos made especially for them.
Planet of the Apes was a gigantic challenge, making the clothes work so people could do stunts and action in the clothes. I really learned a lot about that in that movie.
The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all.
I've always loved movies, art and clothes.
If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story.
Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are.
Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it, even though it was a fairy-tale movie.
The designs were based on quite a lot of research of what a movie musical is, filtered through the eyes of today. If we'd gone strictly with the '20s, the movement would have been impaired.
Knowing who the actors were as you were designing them helped, with Catherine's beauty and Renee's frailty, they directed me visually just by who they were.
I had to work out that it was something that could move, without having everybody in spray painted leotards.
Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.