Ishioka was one of the best in her field and received numerous awards for her work, including in Hollywood.
Ishioka's parents had always supported their daughter in her choice of profession. She graduated from the Tokyo University of Art and first worked as a graphic designer.
Eiko Ishioka did a little bit of everything. pic.twitter.com/qkFp0hTU2z— Eric Hu (@_EricHu) 6 августа 2016 г.
The artist quickly achieved success in her profession and started creating costumes. In 1992, she won an Academy Award for costumes she designed for Bram Stoker's Dracula and became a world-famous art director.
"Dracula was my first big Hollywood film, and Francis gave me complete freedom by expecting never-before-seen, unique, timeless, and revolutionary design," the artist told V Magazine in 2011.
Ishioka's works are displayed in museum collections all around the world. She co-created costumes for Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungen at the Netherlands Opera, Cirque du Soleil, as well as Broadway musicals. She also developed the design of costumes for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
In 2012, Eiko Ishioka died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 73. On July 12, the artist would have turned 79