Award-winning costume designer and stylist with over two decades of experience in feature films, television drama, commercials, editorials, pop promos, and creative consultancy.
Her IMDB listing can be found here
- Nominated Best Costume Design, Irish Film and Theatre Awards 2009 for '32A'
- Nominated Best Film, Irish Film and Theatre Awards 2009 for '32A'
Tommy Weir (Producer): We didn’t know Driscoll Calder, our costume designer, at all but she came highly recommended. The great thing about Driscoll is she doesn’t see her job as just costume, she wanted us to establish the complete look of each character and participated in hair and makeup and design, even in the choice of extras for group scenes.
Marian Quinn (Writer/ Director): Maeve in her costume progresses from a child to a woman in the end. Her clothes are more childlike in the beginning and her last outfit shows off her more womanly curves at the end. We ended up going with a more hippie look for Ruth because it gave her a sort of freedom that suited her character. And Orla was quite buttoned up, by her mother really. Claire was, of course, the tomboy. We had to work really hard to take it away from a contemporary look because a lot of the styles are quite similar today. Giving each of the girls a hair cut helped establish their overall image. Driscoll had a mammoth task dressing a large cast in period costume, not to mention sequences such as the Grove with all the extras but she really pulled it off. She also works well with actors in terms of what they are comfortable with, there’s no point in having someone in a great costume if they feel uncomfortable in it. The other thing about the costume is it was the Seventies and the girls wouldn’t have had a new outfit every day of the week, which they would now. So that was another decision to have them in their uniforms a lot, with just a couple of outfits each.