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Costume design

Landis' distinguished costume design career includes Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Trading Places (1983), Three Amigos! (1987), Coming to America (1988), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, and the groundbreaking music video Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983). She has collaborated with directors including Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Costa Gavras and Louis Malle.  Now considered ‘classic,’ the characters that she designed, like Indiana Jones, have become international cultural icons. Multiple generations have embraced these characters and they still resonate with audiences. Landis' costume designs have found their way into the collections of museums including the Smithsonian Museum of American History (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones), the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame (Michael Jackson’s Thriller) and most recently, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Coming to America). 

The Blues Brothers (1980); Photo: Universal Pictures