The costumes for Fifty Shades of Grey were all designed by Mark Bridges. I did contact him for information and he replied with a nice email. Since then I have continued to research his work and came across a podcast done last year before Fifty Shades of Grey was his focus. He talks about his history and how he started as a costumer. He also talks about the films he has done and the directors he has worked with. He has won an Oscar and a BAFTA for his work on The Artist (2011). His other movie work includes Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Fighter (2010), The Master (2012), Captain Philips (2013) and many more. Too be noted is that Trigger Street Productions and Michael DeLuca Productions were both involved with the movie Captain Philips. Trigger Street Productions is an entertainment production company formed by Kevin Spacey and his producing partner Dana Brunetti. Michael DeLuca and Dana Brunetti are both producers of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Here are some of Mark Bridges quotes from the podcast:
“I prefer period pieces. I love period.”
“I love paying attention to the background.”
“I dont buy research until I have the job.”
“I don’t talk about anything seriously until I have signed on the line.”
You can hear the whole podcast right here. This takes you to Costume Cafe who did the podcast. You have to scroll down to Episode 12. It runs about 30 minutes and is really entertaining to listen to. He DOES NOT mention anything about Fifty Shades of Grey, but may have been seeing it in his future.
Cant wait to see all the costumes he designed for Fifty Shades of Grey. As commented by Entertainment Weekly:
With major fashion labels like Armani and Prada playing a role in recent movies, I have to wonder whether the Fifty Shades wardrobe will serve as a form of product placement. I wonder if the execs at Calvin Klein are clamoring to get Christian Grey into a pair of their tighty whities. (After all, before scoring the role, Dornan was best known as the face of the underwear brand.) One can only imagine what Bridges has in store for the highly anticipated sex scenes.
Will the wardrobe inspire an S&M-themed clothing collection? Is Bridges in charge of the BDSM gear or does that task fall to the film’s prop guy? So many questions…