Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Deborah Nadoolman Landis MFA '75, costume designer and historian, received an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA and a PhD in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art, London. Her costume design collaboration with filmmaker John Landis includes the horror/comedy "Burke & Hare" (2010), the classic "Animal House" (1978), "Coming to America" (1988) (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award™) and the costumes for the groundbreaking music video "Michael Jackson’s Thriller" (1983).
Landis has worked with directors as diverse as Steven Spielberg [including the iconic Indiana Jones for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981)], Louis Malle and Costa Gavras.
Professor Landis served as a two-term president (2001-2007) of the Costume Designer’s Guild, Local 892, of which she has been a member for more than 30 years. As a distinguished member of the international film community, Landis served on the 2007 Cinefondation Jury at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. She is a professor at the University of the Arts, London.
Professor Landis is the author of many books including "Screencraft/Costume Design" (Focal Press, 2003), "Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design" (Harper Collins, 2007), "Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration" (Harper Collins, 2012), "Filmcraft: Costume Design" (Ilex Press, 2012) and the 2012 catalogue for the landmark exhibition, “Hollywood Costume,” which she curated at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Professor Landis holds the David C. Copley Chair and is the Founding Director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at TFT.
PROFESSOR/Founding Director, The David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design
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