Did You Know?
As a costume designer, you need to be able to sew. Not be the greatest tailor or sewer in the world but you have to know how things are constructed otherwise you can't talk to your tailors and your cutters and your seamstresses. You have to be able to understand their job to tell them what to do. You can't just not have any knowledge of construction.
Frequently works with Martin Scorsese since she made the costumes from Gangs of New York