After typing "Black Swan Costume Fight," I realized it sounds like the most fun kind of fight possible. Unfortunately, the sqaubble between Black Swan costume designer Amy Westcott and Rodarte over costuming credits is somewhat less than fun. According to a piece today Rodarte not only contributed way fewer designs to the production than we've been given to believe (Westcott says seven, 40 is the number that's been widely circulated), but they're pissed because they're not credited as the costume designers, even though the vast majority of what was onscreen was Westcott's doing. (All of which, incidentally, I loved.) It's fun to watch when the claws come out:
Clothes on Film, Chris: Are you aware of the controversy surrounding yourself and fashion house Rodarte (the Mulleavy sisters) in the press; that they should be credited alongside you as costume designers?
Amy Westcott: Controversy is too complimentary a word for two people using their considerable self-publicising resources to loudly complain about their credit once they realised how good the film is.
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