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Barbara Karinska (1886–1983)

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Film costume designer Edith Head is credited for Ginger Rogers' modern day dress in the Paramount Pictures feature film-musical "Lady in the Dark." Broadway-film couturier/set designer Raoul Pene du Bois is credited in the feature film as the costume/set designer in the circus dream-musical dance sequences. Paramount film studio art department ... See more trivia »

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

Known For

Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen Costume and Wardrobe Department
(1952)
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc Costume Designer
(1948)
The Pirate
The Pirate Costume and Wardrobe Department
(1948)
Lola Montès
Lola Montès Costume and Wardrobe Department
(1955)

Filmography

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 2011 Jewels (TV Movie) (as Karinska)
 2007 Learn to Be a Princess (Video short)
 2006 Learn to Dance Like a Princess! (Video short)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Nutcracker (1958) ... (as Karinska)
 1954 Ulysses (as Madame Karinska)
 1954 It's the Paris Life (as Karinsky)
 1953 A Lady Without Camelias (as Kariinska)
 1948 Joan of Arc (as Karinska)
 1946 Blue Skies (as Karinsky)
 1946 Un revenant (as Karinsky)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (13 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
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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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Mail (chain mail, chainmaille) is a type of armor consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. A coat of this armor is often referred to as a hauberk. The "Joan of Arc" military-infantry chainmaille costumes-wardrobe posed a major problem in manufacturing as authentic wardrobe requirements - too costly to duplicate matching actual authentic chain mail - too heavy ... See more »

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Libra

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