Mona May

Mona May

  • Place of birth: India

Biography

Mona May exploded onto the scene with the release of CLUELESS, a film that raised the status of fashion in film. The New York Times, Vogue Magazine, and Women's Wear Daily proclaimed CLUELESS & "the fashion movie of the year” and introduced a bold new Costume Designer to the world. Capturing the rich-girl prep style with plaid skirts, knee-high socks, platform Mary Janes and feather-trim coats, Cher’s (Alicia Silverstone) more than 60 costume changes were fresh, new and unusual, and created a vibrant style to emulate for a generation of girls learning how to dress. May’s trademark joie de vivre is clearly evident in her work, and it injects bold, sexy confidence into her designs. She is a master at designing costumes that flatter her actors’ body types, while simultaneously hitting pitch-perfect visual notes for the character they are portraying. May’s deep understanding of both design and anatomy combine to render the actor and the character inseparable, including many roles played by such Hollywood luminaries as Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Eva Mendez, Nicolas Cage, Eddie Murphy, Demi Moore, Anna Farris, Will Ferrell and many more. May’s dedication to the art of creating characters with fabric, textures, and color goes far beyond simply dressing the actors. It is an art that spans genres, time periods, and even media - ranging from live-action to CGI to classic cel animation - and creating a costume that moves believably from the real world to a virtual world is an intricate process.

Production

Enchanted

2007

As Costume Design

Ask Me Anything

2014

As Costume Design

Flypaper

2011

As Costume Design

Clueless

1995

As Costume Design

The Trust

2016

As Costume Design

The Wedding Singer

1998

As Costume Design

Incarnate

2016

As Costume Design

8MM

1999

As Costume Design

Best of the Best 2

1993

As Costume Design

Comet

2014

As Costume Design

The Master of Disguise

2002

As Costume Design

Easy

2003

As Costume Design

Aliens in the Attic

2009

As Costume Design

Dawn

2015

As Costume Design

The House Bunny

2008

As Costume Designer

Zookeeper

2011

As Costume Design

Parts Per Billion

2014

As Costume Design

Never Been Kissed

1999

As Costume Designer

All I Wish

2018

As Costume Design

Zenon: The Zequel

2001

As Costume Design

Vamps

2012

As Costume Design

Words on Bathroom Walls

2020

As Costume Design

Flora & Ulysses

2021

As Costume Design

The Haunted Mansion

2003

As Costume Design

American Reunion

2012

As Costume Design

The Giant Mechanical Man

2012

As Costume Design

Valhalla

1992

As Costume Designer

Endangered Species

2021

As Costume Designer

Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful

1991

As Costume Design

Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women

1994

As Costume Design

Mixtape

2021

As Costume Designer

Stuart Little 2

2002

As Costume Design

Lemonade Mouth

2011

As Costume Design

Banana Split

2018

As Costume Design

Stuck in the Suburbs

2004

As Costume Design

A Night at the Roxbury

1998

As Costume Design

3 Ninjas

1992

As Costume Design

Who Gets the Dog?

2016

As Costume Designer

Campus Confidential

2005

As Costume Design

Retribution

2023

As Costume Design

Zenon: Z3

2004

As Costume Design

Role Play

2023

As Costume Design

Jackie & Ryan

2014

As Costume Design

Control

0000

As Costume Designer

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