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Life Journeys: Janty Yates in Conversation

SUN 25 FEB 2024 | 4:15PM

4 Richmond Mews
London, W1D 3DH

Costume Designer Janty Yates will joining us for an on-stage conversation with writer and curator Keith Lodwick about her magnificent career, which includes films like De-Lovely and Enemy at the Gates, as well as regular collaborations with Sir Ridley Scott, among which are Gladiator, House of Gucci and, most recently, Napoleon, for which she’s currently nominated to the BAFTA and Costume Designers Guild Best Costume Awards.


Janty Yates has been working in films and TV since 1979, working on many varied projects, set in many varied periods and for many different directors.

She became an HOD Costume Designer in 1988 and has had a collaborative relationship with Sir Ridley Scott since 1998 and it is for the great success of Gladiator that she won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design – one of the eight Oscars the film won. She was also nominated for a BAFTA, a Golden Satellite and a Saturn Award.

She has had CDG nominations for De-lovely, for The Martian and for House of Gucci. Golden Satellite nominations for De-lovely and House of Gucci and a Goya nomination for Kingdom of Heaven.

During her career she has worked with Michael Mann (Miami Vice, with Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx), Jean-Jacques Annaud (Enemy at the Gates, with Jude Law, Ed Harris and Rachel Weitz), Irwin Winkler (De-lovely, with Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd), John Amiel (The Man Who Knew too Little, with Bill Murray), Michael Winterbottom (Jude, with Kate Winslet and Christopher Eccleston, and Welcome to Sarajevo, with Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei and Jimmy Nesbit), Gillian Anderson (Charlotte Grey, with Cate Blanchett) and Jake Scott (Plunkett & Maclean, with Johnny Lee Miller and Liv Tyler).

During her collaboration with Sir Ridley Scott Janty has worked on such diverse films as Hannibal, American Gangster, Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood, Prometheus, Exodus, Gods & Kings, The Martian, Alien: Covenant, All the Money in the World, The Last Duel, House of Gucci and, most recently, Napoleon.


Keith Lodwick is a curator, writer, and historian. He is the former Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. At the V&A, Keith curated Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives and was the V&A assistant curator for the major exhibition Hollywood Costume, one of the most successful exhibitions in the museum’s history.

Keith has contributed to a wide range of publications including Oliver Messel: In the Theatre of Design, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film.


The Soho Hotel

Hosted in a luxury screening room at The Soho Hotel, the hotel is based in the heart of London’s entertainment neighbourhood. Following the film, enjoy a three course meal at Refuel Bar & Restaurant with a menu that celebrates fresh, seasonal produce.

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