Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized costume designer of many iconic films, including Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983), Trading Places (1983) and Coming to America (1988) for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Landis is the author of such books as Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (2007), Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration (2012) and Hollywood Costume (2012), the award-winning catalogue of the Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition, which opened in 2012. Deborah Nadoolman Landis is the editor and chief of the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Film and Television Costume Design to be published in 2020. As a practitioner, past-president of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, in Los Angeles, Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and as director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA, Landis is a tireless advocate for motion picture and television costuming.