Arianne Phillips is a three-time Oscar-nominated, twice BAFTA-nominated, and one-time Tony-nominated costume designer known for her cutting-edge designs and attention to detail. She has also been recognized by the Costume Designers Guild on eight occasions with her one win for Madonna’s directorial debut, the biopic “W.E.” In addition to her many nominations, her long-standing relationship with Madonna has included costume design collaborations on films, photos shoots, music videos, and tours over the past two decades–most recently on the Rebel Heart album.
In 2020, Arianne was nominated for Best Costume Design at the 92nd Academy Awards and the 73rd British Academy Film Awards for Quentin Tarantino’s hit film “One Upon a Time in Hollywood” featuring Best Supporting Actor winner Brad Pitt. Prior to that, in 2012 she earned an Oscar nomination in costume design for Madonna’s “W.E.” and a BAFTA nomination in 2010 for Tom Ford’s “A Single Man” featuring Best Actor winner Colin Firth. Her first Oscar nomination came in 2006 for “Walk the Line” featuring Best Actress winner Reese Witherspoon. Her only Tony-nomination came in 2014 when she adapted her costumes from the film “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” for the Tony Award winning Broadway production of the same name that featured Best Actor/Actress winners Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall.
Her other notable works include films such as the “Kingsman” series, “Nocturnal Animals”, “3:10 to Yuma”, “One Hour Photo”, “Girl, Interrupted”, “The People vs Larry Flynt”, and “The Crow”, as well as Broadway musical “Head Over Heels” and the New York Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera co-production of “Marnie”. Arianne’s work in the film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” received rave reviews and she was asked to adapt her designs from the film into a special, limited-edition collection for MR PORTER, called “Kingsman: From Costume to Collection”.
In between film and music projects, Arianne works as a freelance fashion editor and stylist, collaborating with photographers/directors for brands such as Kenzo, Moschino, Smashbox Cosmetics, Target, and Tom Ford Beauty. As well as editorially for publications such as Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Love, V, Vanity Fair, Vogue Germany, Vogue Italia, and W. In 2015, Arianne was invited to participate in PRADA’s esteemed “The Iconoclast’s” project that was installed in both London and Beijing, which included a short fashion film she directed called PASSAGES. Her diversity in the world of fashion and costumes is a natural fit for her far-reaching interests and talents, which has set her apart from her peers as a tastemaker and visionary.