#femalefilmmakerfriday Costume designer Sue Blane (right) on set of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with actors Peter Hinwood, Barry Bostwick, and Tim Curry. Sue Blane designed the costumes for the original stage version in London as well as the feature film two years later. She had never seen a science fiction film prior to working on these projects and has admitted to doing very little research for her designs, which many credit with inspiring the punk underwear-as-outerwear look. Despite their wild popularity and constant relevance to pop culture, Blane humbly dismisses these accolades. In a 1990 interview with LA Times she said, "It was the beginning of glitter rock. The look was showing up in Chelsea and Kings Road. The reason the costumes were a hit is we had picked up on something that had just begun." Though she may not accept personal credit, Blane is at least aware of the costumes’ cultural significance, especially in regards to when the film was released in 1975. "At the time they were quite anarchic from a costume point of view. To see the body so close and so rough was a terrific shock unless you were used to seeing strip shows. . . . Now they don't seem so shocking. You see people in the tube station that look far more bizarre and with less clothing."