From The Bard To Bowie, Sandy Powell Dresses Up Three New Releases

Sometimes it seems that if you see a movie in the 1990s with bold and inventive costume design, the name on the credit will be Sandy Powell. It's partly the company she keeps--when you work for directors with as distinctive a vision as Neil Jordan or Sally Potter or Todd Haynes or the late Derek Jarman, you're bound to escape the ordinary. But Powell's distinction also stems from a willingness to give her designs an extra kick of idiosyncratic color or adornment or style. She also happens to

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