Welcome to Gowns By…, a blog filled with musings on costume design, past and present.  As a costume designer, I’m always looking at movies and television shows with an eye toward style.  I tend to notice everything from detailed historical accuracy (or lack thereof) to the creative use of color, or simply a great pair of shoes.  I grew up watching classic films, so I have a deep appreciation for the work of legendary designers like Adrian and Edith Head.  But I also love watching what current designers do.  I hope you enjoy my observations on some of my favorite films and trends.  Please come back often!