Tripping Out on the Retro Madness of ‘Maniac’ and ‘Catch-22’ Through Imaginative Costume Design

Tripping Out on the Retro Madness of ‘Maniac’ and ‘Catch-22’ Through Imaginative Costume Design
Talk about tackling two different shades of retro trippy. Costume designer Jenny Eagan got to go wild with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill on the mind-bending “Maniac,” and then re-imagine the World War II insanity of Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” with Christopher Abbott as Yossarian, Kyle Chandler as Cathcart, and executive producer and co-director George Clooney as Scheisskopf.

“‘Maniac’ was unexpected and something different to wrap your head around, and ‘Catch-22’ was another opportunity to learn something new,” said Eagan, who appeared Tuesday for a panel discussion at IndieWire’s inaugural Consider This Fyc Brunch. “At first, ‘Maniac’ was [daunting]. You start out by looking big picture and then it gets frightening. You want it all done at the same time and because you’re a little unsure, your mind is tripping on, ‘Where do I begin?’ But, with ‘Maniac’ it had to start with defining Annie [Stone] and Owen [Hill] and how they functioned in this strange,
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