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TÁR with Costume Designer Bina Daigeler and Cate Blanchett’s Make-Up Designer Morag Ross

SAT 14 JAN 2023 | 7:30PM

17 Queensberry Place
London SW7 2DT

Costume Designer Bina Daigeler and Make-Up Artist Morag Ross will discuss their work for the highly anticipated TÁR, which has already won Cate Blanchett the Best Leading Performance award from Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Todd Field the Best Director, in addition to several nominations.


dir: Todd Field
with Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Adam Gopnik, Julian Glover, Alan Corduner, Mark Strong

Costume Design: Bina Daigeler
Personal Make-Up Designer to Cate Blanchett: Morag Ross

USA / 2022 / 158 min
In English, German, Philippine, French with English subtitles

Set in the international world of classical music, the highly anticipated TÁR is a masterful drama about celebrity conductor Lydia Tár, the first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra. In a film centred on its star performer Cate Blanchett and helped by the strength of the supporting actresses (Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss), TÁR is a study in power, passion, and entitlement that feels eminently real.

Bina Daigeler and Morag Ross have previously teamed up with Cate Blanchett in Julian Rosenfeldt’s Manifesto and the popular TV series Mrs. America. They will talk to us about creating characters with Cate Blanchett, dressing the cast in Todd Field’s film and the research behind the creation of Lydia TÁR’s masculin and sharp style.


Bina started her career as a costume designer in German cinema in the mid-eighties. Attracted by the vibrant Madrid scene and its creative explosion in that decade, she soon moved to Spain and has stayed there ever since, although her varied projects take her all around the world.

Her first work in Spain was for the iconic Airbag (Juanma Bajo Ulloa, 1997), a huge box office hit that broke commercial moulds in its day. She later worked with Pedro Almodóvar in All About My Mother (1999) and in Volver (2006), which together with Unconscious (Joaquín Oristrell, 2004) and Princesas (Fernando León de Aranoa, 2005), won her a total of four Goya Awards nominations for Best Costume Design.

Alongside her enormously fruitful and gratifying career in Spanish cinema, she has also worked on international projects, among which Disney’s Mulan (Niki Caro, 2020), film that won her her first Oscar nomination and as well as the Costume Designers Guild Award for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Excellence.

Other recent works include the TV shows Mrs. America (Dahvi Waller, 2020) and 1899 (Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, 2022).

Todd Field’s TÁR is, after Manifesto (Julian Rosefeldt, 2015) and Mrs. America, her third collaboration with actress Cate Blanchett.


Morag was born in Glasgow, where she graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, before moving to London to train at the BBC Make-Up department.

She worked there for several years before embarking on a career as a freelance makeup designer in the film industry.

Over the past 25 years she has worked with many wonderful directors and actors including Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola, Julie Christie, Tilda Swindon, Jude Law, Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett & Julianne Moore.

Her aesthetic eye and skill brought her many diverse projects, from Art-House to Blockbuster movies, many with beauty looks as an integral part of the film.

She has won 2 international Make-Up awards and 3 BAFTA awards for best Make-Up , as well as having been a brand ambassador for SUQQU and a close working relationship with Armani Beauty.

In collaboration with:

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

Special thanks to:

John Smedley
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