Marjorie (Shirley MacLaine) in "Bernie" with Costume Design by CD Kari Perkins. Photo Courtesy of Millennium Entertainment.


April 30, 2012

“’Bernie’ was so much fun. It’s always wonderful working with director Richard Linklater but this film was special. The actors and crew were delightful and it was certainly an honor to work with Shirley MacLaine. Her character, Marjorie, went from pious, dressed in very somber colors and stark lines – to very fun loving and colorful. I expressed this evolution with light, sheer, flowing fabrics with bright colors and chaotic patterns. The real challenge of this film was the costume changes – 72 for Bernie (Jack Black) and 25 for Marjorie. Ultimately all of the changes helped move the story along and kept me on my toes.”

– Costume Designer Kari Perkins

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