BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Our pick for Best Costume Design at this Sunday’s Oscars is undoubtedly Anna Karenina. The gowns, the jewelry, the headpieces, the fur and even the uniforms are simply breathtaking. Added to backdrops of opulent opera houses, falling snow and railroad steam these costumes completely embody the romance, passion and tragedy that is Anna Karenina. Each piece was created by award-winning British costume designer Jacqueline Durran. This is her second collaboration with director Joe Wright and actress Keira Knightly, both of whom she worked with on Atonement in 2007. And right now, a selection of these costumes is on exhibition in England through April 4 at Ham House, one of the key locations where this gorgeous film was shot.