Meet 'Glass' Costume Designer Paco Delgado
- Last Updated: Friday, 18 January 2019 17:12
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Known personality, Paco Delgado, is a Spanish two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Costume Design for his work on the films LES MISERABLES (2012) and THE DANISH GIRL (2015). He also most recently worked on A WRINKLE IN TIME (2018) and now on the comic book thriller GLASS which releases this Friday, January 18. Delgado continued his collaboration with director M. Night Shyamalan for SPLIT, and has continued the relationship to the newest sequel, GLASS. Delgado has derived a lot of his inspiration over the years from his people watching during his travelogue work life as well as from Barcelona where he was born and London, where he now resides. He used this backdrop to create exquisite costume designs for all his projects.
Delgado initially started his career in theatre but ultimately fell in love with film following a project that he worked on. He is now one of the most renown costume designers with a bright future ahead. He emphasizes how exciting it has been to work with actors Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson as well as with Shyamalan.
Shyamalan’s upcoming film, GLASS brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s UNBREAKABLE, from Touchstone, and 2016’s SPLIT to create a saga of characters that exists in a comic book-style world. Delgado worked with Shyamalan to create a color code for each of the characters to match their personalities, motivations and past. He used a purple palette for Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), a green one for David Dunn (Bruce Willis), and yellow for James McAvoy and his multiple characters. He reassures that GLASS is one of his most proud works.
Don’t miss Universal Pictures’ GLASS in theaters this Friday, January 18.