Eiko Ishioka, costume designer for SPIDER-MAN, is nominated for a 2013 Academy Award for her costume designs for Mirror, Mirror. Ishioka passed away last year after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer on January 21 in Tokyo. She was 73 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a combination of interviews and a behind the scenes look at her designing the Spider-Man costume.
Ishioka's awards include the 1985 Cannes Film Festival Award for Artistic Contribution for her production design of Paul Schrader's film Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, a 1987 Grammy Award for the artwork for MiLes Davis' album Tutu, two 1988 Tony Award nominations for the stage and costume design of the Broadway play M. Butterfly, and a 1992 Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Eiko Ishioka graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Her work is included in the Permanent Collection of museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1992 she was selected to be a member of the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.
In addition to her Oscar-winning work on Bram Stoker's Dracula, Ishioka has designed costumes for all of Tarsem Singh's films, including The Cell.