Janette, one of the top costumiers in London for 30 years, trained with Jean Hunnisett, a leading light of the industry. Her work with international film and stage designers has been featured in Oscar nominated films for costume, two of which – ‘Dangerous Liaison’ and ‘Henry V’ – went on to win Academy Awards.
She has produced costumes for a wide range of films, television, West End and Broadway theatre, opera and ballet productions. She has made bespoke costumes for many well known starts including Robert de Niro, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Michelle Pfieffer, Amanda Holden and Elizabeth Hurley. Janette currently produces costumes for the worldwide productions of The Lion King.
Janette now shares her wealth of knowledge and experience in bespoke workshops and lectures designed to meet the needs of GCSE, A level and university Drama, Fashion and Textiles students.
Sessions are tailored to the unique needs of each group or individual and can be theoretical, practical or a combination of both. Her wide expertise ranges from an in-depth knowledge of historical costume construction to all the intricacies and technical aspects of fabric and design. Students can also benefit from Janette’s unique insight into the background workings of the entertainment industry.