LUCILLE ACEVEDO-JONES – COSTUME DESIGNER
Lucille’s life-long passion for art, fashion and clothes-making became her vocation when she encountered the craft of costume design while studying at Cambridge University. From her start in performance and theatre in Cambridge, she’s now a Costume Designer and Assistant Costume Designer in film and TV – most recently costume designing BBC drama The Pact S2 (Little Door Productions, dir: Nicole Volavka), starring BAFTA-winning actor Rakie Ayola.
In a career spanning 20 years, Lucille has built extensive experience of the process of costume design: research, idea generation, character development, sourcing, collaboration, team management, budgeting and delivery. Lucille brings passion, commitment and meticulous attention to detail to every project, and her intellectual curiosity means she draws inspiration from an eclectic pool of sources.
She loves the way costume design offers the opportunity for creative problem-solving, crafting unique expressions of vision, personality, character and history, via a beautiful jigsaw of collaboration with directors, performers and other creatives. Using the text as starting point and touchstone, Lucille is energised by the process of building a vision with the team and the intellectual and creative challenge of tapping into sartorial language to better imbue the work with life and meaning.
Lucille’s Assistant Costume Designer work in big-budget features and HETV spans everything from 18th century pirates (Black Sails Series 2, 3 & 4 for Starz) to 20th century period clothing (ITV’s Stonehouse, The Last Vermeer) as well as contemporary costume (Everyone's Talking About Jamie, Alex Garland’s Devs, The Flash).
Lucille has developed her extensive knowledge of period costume whilst working as a costume fitter & stylist for some of the top Costume Designers working today. She specialises in period 20th century costume, with credits including Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (costume designer Colleen Attwood), Phantom Thread (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, costume designer Mark Bridges), Legend (dir. Brian Helgeland), Jupiter Ascending (dir. Lana Wachowski, Lily Wachowski, costume designer Kym Barrett), Les Miserables (dir. Tom Hooper, costume designer Paco Delgado), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (dir. Guy Ritchie, costume designer Jenny Beavan) and Hugo (dir. Martin Scorcese, costume designer Sandy Powell).
Her work on student/professional collaborations at Cambridge inspired her to change her degree subject to History of Art, and subsequently to train in costume design for performance at Wimbledon School of Art. She was selected for the Women In Film and Television Mentoring programme in 2017 and was awarded a Screenskills Bursary for Career development training in 2022.