We celebrated the life and work of costume designers such as Adrian (Greenberg), Edith Head (née Posener), Helen Rose (née Bromberg), Ruth Morley (née Birnholz), and contemporary costume designers such as Rita Ryack, Betsy Heimann, Arianne Phillips, Albert Wolsky, Julie Weiss, Deena Appel, Judianna Makovsky, Michael Kaplan, Ellen Mirojnick, Danny Glicker, Jane Ruhm, Beth Pasternak, Deborah Nadoolman Landis and many others. Together, we considered the “Jewish thread” in the history and fabric of costume design, and how Jewish culture contributed to the unforgettable costumes of cultural landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Fight Club, Tootsie, All That Jazz, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hairspray, Frida, Austin Powers,  Milk, Pulp Fiction, Harry Potter, Basic Instinct, Kingsman, Indiana Jones, and Sunset Boulevard.

Sponsored by the
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
David C. Copley Center for Costume Design
Cosponsored by the
Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity

Image: Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) Fight Club, 1999
Costume Designer, Michael Kaplan
Costume Illustrator, Pauline Annon