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Aude Bronson-Howard has been honored with a Costume Designers Guild Award for Martin Scorsese’s “Bleu de Chanel” commercial; and with a New York Women in Film & Television award.
She began her career in design school in France, where she was raised. From a very young age, she worked at Yves St. Laurent, designing menswear for 12 years. She segued into costume design for commercials and feature films, concentrating on the latter early and often. Among her early movie credits as assistant costume designer were Alan Parker’s Fame and Shoot the Moon and Adrian Lyne’s 9 1/2 Weeks. Since then, Ms. Bronson-Howard’s films as costume designer have included Alan Parker’s Mississippi Burning; Phil Joanou’s State of Grace, Final Analysis, and Heaven’s Prisoners; Martin Brest’s Scent of a Woman, starring Academy Award winner Al Pacino, and Meet Joe Black; Peter Medak’s Romeo is Bleeding; Brian De Palma’s Carlito’s Way; Al Pacino’s Looking for Richard; Mike Newell’s Donnie Brasco; and Martin Scorsese’s short film The Key to Reserva. She collaborated with Billy Crystal on his acclaimed Broadway show 700 Sundays.
She enjoys a rewarding ongoing creative collaboration with Robert De Niro, having designed for him individually on several films, including Neil Burger’s Limitless and Gary McKendry’s Killer Elite, and been the costume designer on movies in which he has starred, such as Alan Parker’s Angel Heart; Frank Oz’s The Score; Harold Ramis’ Analyze This and Analyze That; John Polson’s Hide and Seek; Kirk Jones’ Everybody’s Fine; and Justin Zackham’s upcoming The Wedding.
Ms. Bronson-Howard has owned and operated her own boutiques, ABH Design, and is currently commissioned to design fashion collections.