Physical Production

Anna Bingemann

Costume Designer

Anna Bingemann advises her clients on more than just what they are wearing to their next event. Naomi Watts has been known to call Anna immediately when offered a new project. Editors call upon her constantly for her style advice, her commentary on trends, and her spin on upcoming Oscar fashion.

Not one to follow the currents of commercial fashion but not necessarily one to strive against them, Anna is faithful to her instincts. She simply knows what looks good (and what does not), and this intuitive knowledge serves her well through a diverse and successful career.

Anna works simultaneously in the worlds of feature and commercial film, celebrity fashion, and print. She is renowned for catapulting ingénues such as Uma Thurman, Rachel Weisz, Claire Danes, Rosario Dawson, and Naomi Watts into veritable “stars”
who are known for their perennial ability to generate buzz on the Red Carpet. She introduced Gwyneth Paltrow to Alexander McQueen, Rochas to Naomi Watts, and she knows just which vintage Atelier Versace dress will catapult Virginia Madsen’s re-entry onto the Hollywood scene.

But despite her apparent savvy for Hollywood style, Anna has an edgy yet refined sensibility. Her exposure to Vivienne Westwood, the New Romantics, and the constantly evolving cultural revolution in London during the 1980s is ever-present in her print work. She is the stylist who created costumes for Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz in Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky (2001). She also designed film icon Faye Dunaway’s costumes in Phillip Saville’s The Biographer (2002) and worked with music video director Dave Meyers on projects with Britney Spears (“My Prerogative,” 2004) and Julia Roberts (“Dream Girl,” Dave Matthews’ Band, 2005).

One could venture that Anna Bingemann is one of the most versatile stylists in the industry. If it is not easy to peg Anna Bingemann to a certain style or to a particular niche of the industry, it is most likely because Anna is one of those rare stylists whose independence from the fashion world radiates quietly, with sophistication rather than flair, with eloquence rather than brashness. At once prescient about style and professional about her career, Anna just knows what’s “right.”