''Sin City'' costume designer talks about killer fashions -- Nina Proctor used Versace and kimonos to create looks ''worth dying for''

By Michelle Kung
Updated April 04, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Sin City

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  • Movie

Nobody pulls off killer couture better than, well, killers. Infusing graphic novelist Frank Miller’s noirish creations with old-school Versace, Sin City costume designer Nina Proctor modified kimonos for Devon Aoki and (un)dressed Rosario Dawson’s bloodthirsty Valkyrie in strappy leather. Her biggest challenge? ”Making [the costumes] easy to wear and fight in.” Designer Shirley Chan went traditional, dressing Kung Fu Hustle‘s ’30s-era Axe Gang in tuxes and top hats. ”We wanted a look that was visually striking, very unique.” And worth dying for.

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Sin City

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  • Movie
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  • R
runtime
  • 126 minutes
director
  • Frank Miller
  • Robert Rodriguez

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