Dark Shadows Costume Designer Colleen Atwood On Working With Johnny Depp, Eva Green And Chloe Moretz
Grazia Daily: So it’s the magic of making cinema?
Colleen: Yeah, I just liked it and I liked working with the actors and directors – it’s a different sort of thing.
Grazia Daily: And are there any fashion designers who inspire you with your costume design?
Colleen: Continually, I mean there are so many great fashion designers in the world today and in the past. So it’s a very long list! I think Azzedine Alaia is an inspirational designer, I think that Gaultier – especially his couture – it’s beautiful and inspirational. I think that the new stuff that Balmain’s doing is spectacular. I think that Galliano, on a good day – there’s been no one like him. So many people!
Grazia Daily: You’ve worked with Tim Burton a lot. What is it about his particular unique, gothic vision that meshes well with the way that you design?
Colleen: Well, I think that first of all Tim’s label is having a gothic vision, but he’s actually got a very contemporary eye. And I think that he and I both embrace similar things – we’re minimalists, we don’t have a ton of stuff on everything, his movies are never overly decorated, they’re quite minimalist in style. We have a similar sense of humour, and we get along and understand each other’s artistic taste in a good way, and I think that’s what makes it work.