Eiko Ishioka

Designer
( b. Jul 12, 1938 Tokyo, JAPAN - d. Jan 21, 2012 Tokyo, JAPAN ) Female
Biography: Eiko Ishioka was born on July 12, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan. She studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. She worked in advertising for Shiseido and opened her own graphic design company in the 1970s. She wrote "Eiko by Eiko" and "Eiko on Stage." She married Nicholas Soultanakis.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Closet Land," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "The Cell," "The Fall," "Theresa: The Body of Christ," "Immortals," and "Mirror Mirror." Television credits include: "Das Rheingold" and "Cirque du Soleil: Varekai."

Other Awards: Received a Cannes Film Festival special prize for "artistic contribution" for "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" in 1985. Won a Grammy Award for her artwork for Miles Davis' album "Tutu" in 1987. Won an Oscar for Best Costume Design for "Dracula" in 1993.

Trivia:
She was the director of costume design for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  

Broadway Production Credits

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
Musical, Spectacle, Original
Jun 14, 2011 - Jan 04, 2014
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka

David Copperfield: Dreams and Nightmares
Special, Original
Dec 05, 1996 - Dec 29, 1996
Visual Artistic Director: Eiko Ishioka

M. Butterfly
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 20, 1988 - Jan 27, 1990
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka

Awards and Nominations

2012 Tony Award® Best Costume Design of a Musical

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark [nominee]
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka

2003 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design

Eiko Ishioka  (for "Cirque du Soleil: Varekai")  [nominee]

1988 Tony Award® Best Costume Design

M. Butterfly [nominee]
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka

1988 Tony Award® Best Scenic Design

M. Butterfly [nominee]
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka

1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design

M. Butterfly [nominee]
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka

1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Set Design

M. Butterfly [nominee]
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka

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