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Sharen Davis already has two Academy Award nominations under her belt, but she may soon have the distinction of being the first costume designer to score an Oscar nod for creating the wardrobe in a Quentin Tarantino movie.
Among the characters Davis dressed in Django Unchained — a period western set in the deep south in 1858 — is Kerry Washington’s Broomhilda, the wife of title character Django (Jaime Foxx) who is sold to plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Washington herself says that the costumes played a major role in helping her make the woman.
“Broomhilda’s clothes aren’t her own,” the actress told EW. “Even in talking it through with [Sharen], when we were talking about the Broomhilda stuff, it was always ‘What would he put her in?’ ’What would the woman of the house dress her in? Oh, she’d dress her like a doll.’” READ FULL STORY »