According to the Irish Film and Televison Network:
Irish designer Sandra Murphy has been chosen to supply the costumes for Saoirse Ronan’s upcoming alien film ‘The Host’. Murphy, originally from County Clare and now based in New York, sent around 40 pieces to the costume department.
Murphy was contacted in February from what she refers to as “Hollywood”, and admits she is “hugely proud just knowing that my designs were sought for consideration”.
According to Murphy’s website:
Coming from three generations of home sewers, Irish-born designer Sandra Murphy is a longtime lover of vintage fashion. Watching her Mother and Grandmother work patiently at their sewing machines, she always worshipped in the idea of wearing something she had created herself. Sandra brought the skills she learned from the home sewers in her family with her when she entered design school in Ireland. Upon completing her studies she moved to New York to pursue a career in the U.S. fashion capital. An avid vintage buyer, Sandra became increasingly concerned with compromises in current design and quality. She found herself worried about the future of vintage fashion, and where it will come from. After spending a decade designing for brands like Original Penguin, Gap and Victoria’s Secret, Sandra took her most important step in 2009, when she began working on her own clothing line. Recollection was born out of a need to bring specialness back into fashion and a hope that the pieces Sandra has designed will be vintage of the future.