Patricia Norris, Longtime David Lynch Collaborator Who Dressed 68 Twin Peaks Residents, Dies At 83

Rest in peace, Patricia “Patty” Norris.

“With Patricia you get no freak-outs, no whining. As a person and as a friend, she is solid gold.” —David Lynch on Patricia Norris

Working as a production and costume designer on the Twin Peaks pilot, Patricia Norris dressed everyone from Audrey Horne to the Man from Another Place (the dream sequence was shot as part of the pilot production). Even though she couldn’t commit to a television series and wasn’t involved again until Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, she set the tone and the look for the entire Twin Peaks universe. Her exceptional work was rewarded in 1990 with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series.

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“I used to call home laughing and tell my children I was doing the first porno movie I’d ever done.” —Patricia Norris on Blue Velvet

From The Elephant Man on, Patricia worked on many of David Lynch‘s projects including Blue VelvetThe Cowboy and the Frenchman, Wild at Heart, Hotel Room, Lost Highway, and The Straight Story. She died of natural causes in Van Nuys, California on February 20 at the age of 83.

“We kept it in the freezer at work, next to the ice cream.” —Patricia Norris on the ear in Blue Velvet

“With regard to the costumes, I hardly ever say anything to her, the things just blow right out of her.” —David Lynch on Patty Norris

Production designer Patricia Norris receives the Lifetime Achievement Award which is presented to her by David Lynch at The 15th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 5, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
Production designer Patricia Norris receives the Lifetime Achievement Award which is presented to her by David Lynch at The 15th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 5, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

Pieter Dom

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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