Inception Costume Design

Monday, August 30th, 2010. Filed under: Graphics

There is an excellent interview with Inception costume designer Jeffery Kurland over at

Inception: Jeffrey Kurland Costume Q&A
Perhaps the most mind-churning mainstream film of recent years, Inception is testament to the power
of great costume design. Not only does it look sumptuous, thanks to all those 3 pc suits and silk ties,
but because of costume designer Jeffrey Kurland and director Christopher Nolan’s commitment to
clothing serving an implicit function, Inception is at least partially decipherable by what the characters
wear. The screen is filled with costume clues to interpret.

Jeffrey Kurland has been costume designer on thirty seven feature films, including Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
and Collateral (2004), though Inception is his first collaboration with Chris Nolan. Here he explains to
Clothes on Film his sartorial choices for the movie and how they integrate with the story.

To read the full interview, click HERE

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