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Barbara Karinska (1886–1983)

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Costumer of the New York City Ballet, first costumer ever to win the Capezio Dance Award, for costumes "of visual beauty for the spectator and complete delight for the dancer." She won the 1948 Oscar for the costumes of Joan of Arc. She divided her time between homes in Great Barrington, Mass., and Domremy, France, the birthplace of Joan of Arc. See more trivia »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1956 Elena and Her Men (costume execution - as Karinska)
 1955 Lola Montès (costume execution - as Karinska)
 1955 The Case of Poisons (costumer - as Karinska)
 1953 A Lady Without Camelias (wardrobe)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen (ballet costumes executor - as Madame Karinska)
 1948 The Pirate (costume execution - as Karinska)
 1947 Unconquered (costume executor - as Madame Barbara Karinska)
 1946 The Diary of a Chambermaid (costumes: Miss Goddard - as Madame Karinska)
 1945 Kitty (costume maker - as Madame Karinska)
 1944 Frenchman's Creek (costume supervisor for Raoul Pene DuBois - uncredited)
 1944 Kismet (costume execution - as Karinska)
 1944 Lady in the Dark (costumes executor - as Mme. Karinska)
 1940 Four Flights to Love (period costumes - as Karinsky)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Kariinska | Madame Barbara Karinska | Madame Karinska | Mme. Karinska | Karinska | Karinsky
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Personal Quote:

"There is Shakespeare for literature and Madame Karinska for costumes." -- George Balanchine.

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Barbara Karinska built and designed the costumes for the 1948 Vincente Minnelli MGM musical "The Pirate". Vincente Minnelli, after seeing the Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine Broadway play, during a vacation break while filming "Meet Me In Saint Louis", decided this would be a perfect production for Judy Garland. Minnelli made notes, sketches, copies of Miles White costumes for the play. Minnelli ... See more »

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