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Bright Star designer Janet Patterson sounds like the Martin Margiela of costume design. The Oscar-nominated designer boasts an impressive but sparse resume and is well-regarded by industry peers, most of whom have never seen her. In a rare interview with T Magazine, she mentions the difficulty of characterizing heroine Fanny
Brice Brawne as intelligent but sartorially adventurous. "I think that's still a contemporary dilemma that it is hard to reconcile — a love of fashion and fine looks with intellectual ability. It can still be a terrible legacy for a girl to be brilliant and beautiful, when people prefer that beauties be lightweights." [T Magazine]