Janty Yates has been working as a costume designer for more than three decades, following an early career in the fashion industry. In 2000, she won an Oscar for her work on Gladiator, her first in a series of collaborations with filmmaker Ridley Scott. This year, Yates and Scott have not one but two high-profile projects out, one about ancient history and the other about much more recent drama: The Last Duel and House of Gucci.
I had the chance to speak with Yates about armor and other medieval designs involved with the process of making The Last Duel. We also discussed recreating a world-famous Gucci wardrobe, establishing a shorthand with Scott, her contributions to other franchises like the Alien series, and her advice for those looking to get into this field.
You can watch the video below, along with an official summary and where to watch.
Interview with an Oscar Winning Costume Designer Janty Yates on “The Last Duel” and “House of Gucci.”
20th Century Studios’ historical epic, The Last Duel, unravels the true story about France’s last sanctioned duel. Jodie Comer is spellbinding in this tale of betrayal and vengeance set in 14th century France from visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott. Based on actual events, the film stars Matt Damon and Adam Driver as friends Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two knights who must fight to the death after de Carrouges’s wife (Comer) accuses Le Gris of assault.
The Last Duel is available to watch on digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD as of Tuesday, December 14th.