Adapted from Abraham Bram Stoker’s gothic novel Dracula (1897), Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939) intended two things with his film: to be more faithful to the book than previous film adaptions and letting the costumes be the central focus of the movie, investing a great amount of money in the costume design.

And the result, created by the talented Japanese costume designer Eiko Ishioka (1938-2012), was a whole new way of thinking the Dracula-figure and actively using costume designs as a technique to tell the story. Watch the mini documentary and hear more about Ishioka’s inspiration for her many iconic designs.

Starring actors includes Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves.




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