Case in point: we watched Ironman 2 on DVD two weeks ago; the costuming was fabulous. But can you easily find a catalog of styles produced in the film? No, you cannot. I consider myself fortunate to have discovered the designer’s name, one Mary Zophres. Judging from the costumes in this film (and her others), I can see why Mary is 39th on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood. Still, I don’t know why film designers don’t have their own websites like regular designers do. If they were more accessible, they could attract nice paying freelance offers.
Okay, I’m done whining. Pictured at right is today’s challenge. Sorry it’s fuzzy but the image was photographed from a computer screen with my phone. You can see how the dart forms on the outside of the garment, above the bust apex becoming a stand up collar about the back neck. Is that cool or what? I knew a designer from El Paso who did a lot of design effects like this circa 2000-2001. Forming darts on the outside of the garment was a signature of hers.
This dart-collar isn’t as tricky as you might think. Take your time, play with it a bit and post a link to any sketches you have for how this affect was rendered. Good luck!