Eiko Ishioka born on July 12th, 1938, was a Japanese art director and costume/graphic designer who started her film career with the Paul Schrader’s 1985 film “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” […].
Soon later, legendary director, Francis Ford Coppola, collaborated with her in the Japanese release poster of his 1979 film “Apocalypse Now”. This initial collaboration led to the later role as costume designer for Coppola’s 1992 film “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, for which Ishioka won her first Academy Award. With the success of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, Ishioka’s works caught the attention of Indian director, Tarsem Singh, who has chosen to use Ishioka’s skills in his debut film “The Cell” released in 2000. Although the critical reception was mixed, the costume design was praised across the board. This had the led to the eventual collaboration with 3 other Singh’s films: 2006’s “The Fall”, 2011’s “Immortals” and 2012’s “Mirror Mirror”, which was her last film production.
The final film, “Mirror Mirror”, was met with mostly negative criticism from both critics and audiences alike, but Ishioka’s work was nominated for an Academy Award. […] She worked hard until her untimely death on January 21, 2012.
After her death, the Modern Museum of Art and various museum around the work have installed her works into their permanent collection.
There is no doubt that Ishioka’s work is astounding and has captured the eyes of the millions watching her films and commercials. Stepping foot into cinema history, she has become one of the most iconic and notable figures in fashion and entertainment.[x]