16 Facts About Adelle Lutz


Adelle Lutz was born on November 13,1948 and is an American artist, designer and actress, most known for work using unconventional materials and strategies to explore clothing as a communicative medium.


Adelle Lutz first gained attention for the surreal "Urban Camouflage" costumes featured in David Byrne's film True Stories.


Adelle Lutz has designed costumes for film director Susan Seidelman, theater directors Robert Wilson and JoAnne Akalaitis, and musicians including Byrne, Bono and Michael Stipe.


Adelle Lutz's work has been featured in The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, Newsweek, Village Voice, Vanity Fair and Paper and in books on fashion, costume and public art, including Fashion and Surrealism, Designed for Delight, Twenty Years of Style: The World According to Paper, and Because Dreaming is Best Done in Public: Creative Time in Public Spaces.


Adelle Lutz's parents were Mona Miwako Furuki, a native of Japan who studied couture and Walter Lutz, an American businessman in international trade; they met in occupied Japan on Christmas Day 1945, while Walter served with the United States Army.


Adelle Lutz was working with theater director Robert Wilson, when she met David Byrne in 1982; the three collaborated on The Knee Plays section of Wilson's opera, the CIVIL warS.


Adelle Lutz and Byrne married in 1987 and their daughter, Malu Abeni Valentine Lutz Byrne, was born in 1989.


Adelle Lutz's first grandchild, Bo Wyly Ford Squibb, was born in August 2018.


Adelle Lutz has created costuming for film, performance, theater, display, and as artwork.


In 1997, Adelle Lutz created Muscle Suit for David Byrne's "Feelings" concert tour, a costume whose entire surface displayed an anatomical illustration of human musculature.


Adelle Lutz has frequently created costume designs for experimental theater directors.


Adelle Lutz worked on The Knee Plays segment of Robert Wilson's opera, the CIVIL warS, JoAnne Akalaitis's productions of Leon Lena and Dream Play, and David Gordon's The Firebugs and Punch and Judy Get Divorced.


Adelle Lutz collaborated with David Byrne on the "Dressed Objects" series, which outfitted furniture and household items in ruffled skirts, chinos, slip, and more, imbuing mundane objects with idiosyncratic character and unexpected humanity.


Adelle Lutz's first role was a supporting one as a spirit haunting her former lover's wife in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.


Adelle Lutz had supporting roles in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, Wim Wenders's Until the End of the World, and Dead Funny with Elizabeth Pena and Andrew McCarthy.


Adelle Lutz appeared in Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs and Something Wild, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, and Checking Out.