Coffee & Presentation with author Christian Esquevin-----In Designing Hollywood: Studio Wardrobe in the Golden Age, Christian Esquevin showcases the designers who dressed Hollywood's stars from the late 1910s through the 1960s and the unique symbiosis they developed with their studios in creating iconic looks. Studio by studio, Esquevin details the careers of designers like Vera West, who worked on Universal productions such as Phantom of the Opera (1925), Dracula (1931), and Bride of Frankenstein (1931); William Travilla, the talent behind Marilyn Monroe's dresses in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955); and Walter Plunkett, the Oscar-winning designer for film classics like Gone with the Wind (1939) and An American in Paris (1951). Christian Esquevin is a writer, collector, blogger, and researcher of Hollywood costume design history. His collection of classic film costume design sketches has been featured by the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum in Los Angeles. He is the author of Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label. Mr. Esquevin is a CIFF Founding Board Member and served as Board President from 2020 - 2022.
The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) welcomes makers and lovers of film from all over the world to the storied seaside village of Coronado, California to celebrate the magical art of visual storytelling. Coronado’s enduring love affair with Hollywood began more than a century ago.