Arianne Phillips is an American costume designer, known for her cutting edge designs and attention to detail. Phillips was recognized for her work on the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris, earning her a Tony award nomination for Best Costume Design. Phillips has a long-standing relationship with Madonna, with collaborations including photos shoots, music videos and designing tour costumes over the past two decades. She has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design two times, for James Mangold's Walk the Line and for Madonna’s directorial debut, W.E.. In 2010, Phillips received a BAFTA Award nomination for Tom Ford’s A Single Man.
Her distinguished film career also includes Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, James Mangold’s Girl, Interrupted and 3:10 to Yuma, John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig And the Angry Inch, Mark Romanek’s One Hour Photo, and Milos Forman’s The People Vs.Larry Flynt.
In between film and music projects, Phillips works as a freelance fashion editor and stylist, collaborating with photographers for publications such as Italian Vogue, V Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, German & Spanish Vogue and W Magazine. She continuously challenges herself by taking on projects that explore new expressions of her creativity. In 2018, she made her New York City Metropolitan opera debut, designing Nico Muhly’s opera, Marnie.
Miuccia Prada selected Phillips for her Iconoclasts project; to curate installations for the brands flagship stores in London and Beijing which included a short fashion film for the brand, which Phillips wrote and directed, called Passages. Her friend Alessandro Michele Creative Director of GUCCI commissioned her to create content for a special issue of A Magazine he guest edited and to style a brand film directed by Gia Coppola. She has also collaborated on special projects with Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier, Valentino and Swarovski. Phillips was an inaugural member of the TIMES UP coalition and was asked by Reese Witherspoon to design its now iconic logo. Most recently, she has co-founded and launched RAD (Red carpet ADvocacy) partnering talent+ brands for advocacy & philanthropy on the red carpet and beyond.
Early life and career
Phillips was raised in northern California and began making fashion sketches as a child. She relocated to New York in the early 1980s where she began working as an assistant stylist. She was initially recognized for helping to style Lenny Kravitz for his debut album, Let Love Rule.
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
- Head Over Heels, Broadway Musical (2018)
- Marnie, opera (2017)
- Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
- Nocturnal Animals (2016)
- Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Broadway Musical (2014)
- W.E. (2012)
- Knight and Day (2010)
- A Single Man (2009)
- 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
- Walk the Line (2005)
- Identity (2003)
- Swept Away (2002)
- One Hour Photo (2002)
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
- Girl, Interrupted (1999)
- The Mod Squad (1999)
- The Replacement Killers (1998)
- Best Men (1997)
- Going All the Way (1997)
- The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
- Duke of Groove (1996) (TV)
- Tank Girl (1995)
- The Last Supper
- The Crow (1994)
- Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)
- The Last Supper (1993)
- Pyrates (1991)
- Bail Jumper (1990)
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