Santa Cruzan Arianne Phillips scores another triumph

One of Hollywood’s most in-demand costumers grew up right here in Santa Cruz, and she’s continuing to forge a brilliant career. Native daughter Arianne Phillips has a knack to find the most challenging and desirable assignments for a costume designer and her latest triumph in Tom Ford’s drama “A Single Man.”

Ford, you may remember, is one of the world’s most well-regarded fashion designer who has taken a career turn as a film director. It’s impressive enough to land a job as a costume designer on any high-profile project, but to be picked by someone so associated with fashion is something special indeed.

Of course, none of this is new to Arianne, who seems to choose projects where her role is central to the appeal of the movie, from “Hedwig & the Angry Inch” to dressing the Man in Black in ” Walk The Line.”

Here’s an interview clip of Ford, in which he sings the praises of Arianne.


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