Costumes in Film *Online*

Through their creations, costume designers have left lasting impressions on cinema audiences from the early days of Hollywood. Marilyn Monroe made history with her performance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) on account of the famous pink dress with a big bow in the back designed by William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the "Little Black Dress" with a single opening scene showing Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Meanwhile, Dorothy’s ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland are amongst the most valuable items of The Wizard of Oz (1939) memorabilia! In this class, we will take a close look at some of the most memorable moments of costumes in film, and the role of the designer to bring characters to life through costumes, focusing on classic moments from film favorites and the untold stories of the creative talent working behind the scenes to dress the stars. Instructor: Lena Borovci



Start Date

December 7, 2022









Wednesday, 5:30-7pm. Dec. 7

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact for the link.

Instructors: Lena Borovci


Lena Borovci

Lena Borovci is a costume designer and stylist living and working in Boston. Her experience spans a wide spectrum of work ranging from witty and lush 18th century period costumes to innovative contemporary devised pieces. Lena holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University - School of Drama and she is the recipient of the USITT's prestigious Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award in 2013. In the same year her work is recognized by Costume Society of America with the Early Career Award of Excellence in Costume Design & Technology. Her most recent work includes designing Svadba for Boston Lyric Opera, award winning feature film Vera Dreams of the Sea and styling for Bank of America commercials. To see Lena’s work visit her website