Costume designer Michael Clancy has died.
Michael worked on films such as ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, ‘We Own the Night’ and ‘All Good Things’ and news of his passing was reported by Deadline.com while his friend and former Naomi Wolff Lachter shared a sweet tribute to him on his Instagram page.
She wrote: “A true original, a brilliant artist, a treasured friend. Somewhere between child’s play and sheer madness was the twisted fever dream of our relationship. Two eccentric peas in a pod of make-believe, we We were in a relentless spirit match”. You could shop, bid, shade, and eclipse whatever you fancy. Normal was for boring people… Time to rest, legend. Farewell, on the other side of all that awaits you beyond this life. You were loved. “
Michael and Naomi worked together on the 2010 TV series “Running Wilde”.
The costume designer was born in Ireland but lived in both Kenya and Toronto, Canada while growing up and spent time in New York and London during his adult life.
He broke into Hollywood working on Ang Lee’s 1993 film “The Wedding Banquet” and went on to score credits on such films as “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “We Own the Night”, ‘All Good Things’, ‘Party Girl’ and ‘The Wackness’.
Michael has also worked in television on shows such as ‘Kidnapped’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Blue Bloods’ and ‘Ray Donovan’. His final credit was for the sixth season of the Liev Schreiber show.
Speaking to Vogue magazine in 2020, Michael revealed he was most proud of his work on Parker Posey’s 1995 film ‘Party Girl’, saying, “I’ve done a lot of movies, and people sometimes say to me: ‘What did you do that I could see?’ That’s always a hard question to answer because you don’t want to just start scrolling down your resume, but if all else fails, when I’ve listed a few and they haven’t seen them, I say ‘Party Girl’, and they’re like, ‘Oh my god, I love ‘Party Girl’!’ He always seems to strike a chord.”