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Awards presented to costume designers for influence on fashion



Published: Wed, January 12, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



NEW YORK (AP) -- Movie stars affect fashion -- and so do their films.

Premiere magazine and Hamilton watches honored nine costume designers for their impact on wardrobes and pop culture with the second annual Timeless Style Awards.

This year's recipients include Ngila Dickson ("Lord of the Rings"), Judianna Makovsky ("Harry Potter"), Daniel Orlandi ("Down With Love"), Sophie de Rakoff ("Legally Blonde"), Alexandra Byrne ("Finding Neverland"), Ann Roth ("The English Patient"), Penny Rose ("Pirates of the Caribbean"), Colleen Atwood ("Chicago") and Madeline Fontaine ("A Very Long Engagement").

"While the Academy Awards honor a costume designer's work on a single film, The Timeless Style Awards takes into account a body of work and its influence which demonstrates the broader arena of both film and costume design.

It is really gratifying to see these contributions honored in this way," said Deborah Nadoolman Landis, president of the Costume Designer's Guild.

Hamilton watches, with a history that dates back to 1892, has been called upon more than 200 times to provide timepieces for films, according to Patric Zingg, Hamilton's U.S. general manager. The first film featuring a Hamilton watch was "The Frogman" in 1951.




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