02.23.18
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 75: Dressed and Obsessed


In Phantom Thread Daniel Day-Lewis plays a fashion designer who frets over every detail. And behind the camera, you can imagine writer-director-cinematographer Paul Thomas Anderson is fretting over every detail. It’s a perfect film for the perfectionist designer, Michael says:

If anyone within the sound of our voices stayed one hour later at work just to redo something to get it exactly right, even knowing that no one else would ever notice, I think they’ll appreciate this movie.

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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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