Jean-Pierre Dorleac

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Jean-Pierre Dorléac
Toulon, France
Other namesJean-Pierre Dorléac
OccupationCostume designer
Years active1977-2016

Jean-Pierre Dorléac is a French costume designer whose work has appeared in film, television, theater, variety, opera and burlesque.

He was nominated at the 53rd Academy Awards in the category of Best Costumes for his work on the film Somewhere in Time.[1]

Additionally he was nominated for eleven Emmy Awards, winning twice for Battlestar Galactica and The Lot, while being nominated for four years in a row for the legendary Quantum Leap along with Mae West, Lily Dale, The Bastard and Tales of the Gold Monkey.

He is also known for films The Blue Lagoon, Heart and Souls, and Leave It to Beaver.

On stage, he has designed performance costumes for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Rosemary Clooney, Ronnie Milsap, Eartha Kitt, Lesley Ann Warren and Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine.

Examples of his work have been exhibited worldwide: LACMA displayed his costumes for the exhibition and book Hollywood and History: Costume Design in Film as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, La Palais de la Civilization, Montreal, Canada, and La Place Vendome, Paris, France.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles showcased 13 examples of his creations for a presentation of legendary costumes.

In 2015, The Naked Truth: An Irreverent Chronicle of Delirious Escapades was released with rave reviews and immense attention due to its detailed accounts of Hollywood's last gasp for glamour after the corporations took over the studios and sold off the massive period collection of one-of-a-kind historic garments in order to make rental money on the facilities in which they were kept. A synopsis of the book, photographs and sketches of his work can be found at

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  1. ^ "The 53rd Academy Awards (1981) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 10, 2014.

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