Colleen Atwood, American Costume Designer

Colleen Atwood, American Costume Designer

Colleen Atwood began her career in New York City in 1980 with a job as Production Assistant to Patrizia von Brandenstein on “Ragtime.” A few years later Colleen had her first feature as Costume Designer for Michael Apted and her career has soared to enviable heights.

Ms. Atwood has designed films for some of the great directors or our time including but not limited to: Jonathan Demme, Tim Burton, Gillian Armstrong and Rob Marshall. She has been nominated for ten Academy Awards; “Little Women,” “Beloved,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Lemony Snickett,” “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” “Sweeny Todd,” “Nine,” “Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland”  and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” She won the Academy Award for “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha and “Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland” in addition to winning an Emmy for the special “Tony Bennett an American Classic.” Recently she has worked with Alexei Ratmansky and the Royal Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was her first Broadway production in 2013.