WHY IS GOOGLE DOODLE CELEBRATING EIKO ISHIOKA

GOOGLE DOODLE CELEBRATING EIKO ISHIOKA

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Todays' Google Doodle celebrating the life of an iconic figure of our time Eiko Ishioka.Then the question is why is Google Doodle celebrating Eiko Ishioka,who is she.

Eiko Ishioka was a Japanese designer whose work went far and wide and usually graced  the likes of movie stars, opera singers, Olympic athletes,celebrities and Cirque du Soleil performers. She died in 2012 of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 73.Today would've been her 79th birthday.

She has won many awards and her legacy spans many decades.To name just a few of the awards she has won includes her Oscar in 1993 (for costume design on Bram Stoker's Dracula), she won recognition at the Grammys for her award-winning cover of Tutu, the 1986 Miles Davis album. Her set and costume design for the Broadway play M. Butterfly would also earned her Tony nominations in both categories.

BORN AND RAISED

She was born and raised in Tokyo in 1938, in the early 1960s she pursued a career in graphic design after graduating from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.At that time the graphic design industry had a very few women in it.

SUCCESSFUL CAREER

Eikos begun her career when she joined the advertising division of the cosmetics company Shiseido in 1961,she was only 23yrs old.Four. years later, she became the first woman to win Japan’s most prestigious advertising award.Soon afterwards she was designing on her own for Japanese department store Parco.

GOOGLE DOODLE CELEBRATING EIKO ISHIOKA

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Ishioka worked in advertising for over 20 years, until director Paul Schrader chose her to be the production designer for his 1985 film Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.

Her work also won her a special award for artistic contribution at the Cannes Film Festival that year.

In later life, one of Ishioka's most memorable contributions was as director of costume design for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Wednesday's Doodle features several costumes Ishioka designed the 2006 movie The Fall, directed by Tarsem Singh, with whom Ishioka worked closely throughout her life.