THE ARTIST

VÁGÓ NELLY

COSTUME DESIGNER & ARTIST

BORN IN 1937 IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

For some years now Nelly Vágó became a member of the great group of outstanding hungarian artists & costume designers who created unique and timeless works for theathers, opera houses and films in Eastern Europe. Nelly Vágó was the most acknowledged costume designer and named as the Grande Dame of Theater and Film spectacle. 

Nelly Vágó received the most valuable art awards during her life, the historical drama film called Hanussen by István Szabó has been nominated on European & Cannes Film Festivals, Golden Globe & Oscar Academy Awards; Sindbad by Zoltán Huszárik became the most iconic art film of the Hungarian cinema; She has been honored also by the most prestigious cultural award in Hungary The Kossuth Prize.

Filmography

FEATURE FILMS

Sinbad

1971 Gyula Krúdy Writer, Zoltán Huszárik Director

Cat’s Play

1972 István Örkény Writer, Károly Makk Director

The Turkish-headed spear

1973 Grandpierre Kolozsvári Writer, Éva Zsurzs Director,

Singing on the Treadmill (Bástyasétány ’74)

1974 Gyula Gazdag Director

Dreamer Youth

1974 Béla Balázs Writer, János Rózsa Director

141 minutes of unfinished sentences

1975 Tibor Déry Writer, Zoltán Fábri Director,

Spider Football

1976 János Rózsa Writer & Director

The trumpeter

1979 István Kardos Writer, János Rózsa Director

Hanussen

1988 István Szabó Director

TELEVISION

Zrínyi

1973 Éva Zsurzs Director

Golden Calf

1974 László Gyurkó Writer, Miklós Szinetár Director

Checkmate

1977 Eugene Scribe Writer, László Félix Director 

Hong Kong Wig

1979 Károly Szakonyi, István Illés

Illusory Peter

1979 Sándor Weöres Writer, Ádám Horváth Director

The eccentric

1980 Gyula Illyés Writer, László Vámos Director

While love is new

1986 Zsigmond Móricz Writer, Sándor G. Szőnyi Director

YOU TUBE ACCOUNT

BRONZE RELIEF PLAQUE

The commemorative medal is given every year to a costume designer who complies the following requirements and represents outstanding professional performance:


  • Diploma of a Fine Art University
  • Professional drawing & sophisticated design skills
  • Ability of choosing the suitable textiles for the costume designs
  • Active participation of the creation process

Nelly Vágó has been showed a behavioral example during her life.

Her good nature, humility of the profession and her intelligence represents an example to follow.