Costume Designer Jenny Beavan’s Oscar Suit Honors Guild’s Pay Equity Fight

Oscar-winning “Cruella” costume designer Jenny Beavan called for pay equity now in the 94th Academy Awards interview room.Beavan, who won her third Oscar Sunday, spoke backstage and showed off her white shirt, which had “I am woman, hear me roar” on one sleeve cuff and on the other, “Naked without you.”Her remarks come as Costume Designers Guild members amp up their call for pay parity.

The topic is not new to the guild; for years, costume designers have been fighting for pay equity, and the sentiment of feeling undervalued has long existed.

Not only are they usually the last people off set, they are there first thing in the morning, CDG members argue.

Costume designers are also made up of 85% women, yet are paid less than production designers, which are 85% men.Beavan was asked about remarks she had made last year about costume designers being cut out of

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