The costume, like the scenery, are fundamental things. The dress is the skin of the character that the actor uses to become someone else.
Milena Canonero was born in Turin (Italy) in 1946. Since her teenage year she developed an interest for the art world as proven by her studies. As a designer for advertising she had the opportunity of meeting numerous film directors; but the encounter with Stanley Kubrick was the fateful one, as they will collaborate together in several occasions. Kubrick gave her first costume designer job for A Clockwork Orange, followed by Barry Lyndon which gave her the first Oscar - the others being for Chariots of Fire and Sofia Copplola’s Marie Antoinette . (x) (x)