She adds a shirt, a skirt, a shawl. Then no shawl—a cropped jacket instead. High heels, earrings, a bracelet. Swap the pumps for boots, throw on a hat and glasses. Lose the earrings. Add a haircut.
Stand back. Look in the mirror. Suddenly, the actor is no longer peering out. There’s a character in her place.
Don’t dare call Ms. Roth a fashion designer. Her world is costumes—and nothing makes her prouder.
“Let’s make that clear: I am not, in any way, associated with fashion,” the 80-year-old Academy Award-winner said during a telephone interview last week. “I’m a costume designer. A lot of people think that’s not as stylish a profession. It has nothing to do with that. It is its own profession. It dresses characters... more