An American, born in Toulon, France, Jean-Pierre Dorleac's prolific career in costume design has encompassed feature films, television, theatre, music videos and private couture. His Battlestar Galactica costume designs were nominated for several awards and in 1979 he won the Emmy for "Outstanding Costume Design for a Series" for the Battlestar Galactica episode "Furlon" ("The Man with Nine Lives"), that guest starred Fred Astaire as Chameleon.
NEW IMAGES ADDED [09/17/2010] I recently bought this set of slides with 7 new and/or alternate costume designs that Jean-Pierre Dorleac made for the Battlestar Galactica series. I also found a better, hires version of a design that I already had online: Cassiopeia's green dress. The other newly added ones are:
Cameleon's (Fred Astaire's) costume design
for Battlestar Galactica's episode "The Man with Nine Lives"
During the run of the series Jean-Pierre Dorleac made many, many costume designs (probably even over 100, since we have found 29 already so far). Some are lost, many have been sold to private collectors over years and many are still in Jean-Pierre Dorleac's private collection (he's not sharing the images, because he says he wants to publish them in a book one day). I call upon every fan owning original Battlestar Galactica costume designs or photographs/slides of them that are not shown here (or shown in bad quality) to send in scans so we can make this online collection bigger and better for all Battlestar Galactica fans to enjoy. Please use our Contact Us page to get in touch.
Though Cylon Centurion costume designs are added here, they're actually based upon the original Cylon Centurion costume design by Andrew Probert. If you'd like to read more about the Cylon Centurion costume design, read our The History of the Cylon Centurion Costume article.
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