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  • Costume Designer Janie Bryant Creates 50’s Inspired Style Line For Women

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Merging sophistication in design, realistic functionality and period authenticity is something costume designer Janie Bryant excels at. The past ten years have seen her create iconic looks as she’s tackled projects that scaled the decades.  She received her first Emmy win for the western designs in HBO’s “Deadwood.” “Mad Men” found her tackling the sophisticated…

     

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  • Meryl Streep, “La La Land” Complete 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards

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    By: Marjorie Galas Actress Mandy Moore made some fast friends Tuesday February 21st 2017 when she hosted the 19th Annual Custome Designers Guild Awards. Emceeing the event that recognizes costume design in film, television and commercials, Moore kicked off the evening by highlighting her best practices on set. “I arrive with my own underwear and…

     

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  • Costume Designers Discuss Re-Invention At Comic Con 2016

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    Reinvention was a common thread during the Costume Designers Guild’s Comic Con 2016 panel, “Ice Age to Space Age Costumes: Designing for Film.”  The first of two panels presented this year by the CDG at Comic Con featured costume designers that took established film and television entities, from “Roots” to “Star Trek” and brought an…

     

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  • From Refreshed Period In “Underground” To Timeless Contemporary In “Preacher”: Costume Designer Karyn Wagner

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Karyn Wagner is a self-described “fact-hoarder.”  A costume designer with a curious mind, she’s closely examined textiles and garment construction in the fabric room at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  She’s traveled the globe experiencing different cultures and environments.  A trained art historian thirsty for knowledge, she’s amassed a substantial…

     

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  • “The Mindy Project” Runway Show Fetes Costume Designer Salvador Perez

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    By: Marjorie Galas Mindy Kaling loved writing for the comedy series “The Office” but was never enthusiastic about the drab apparel the characters in the Scranton, Pennsylvania- based paper company Dunder Mifflin wore. “It was a wonderful but very un-glamorous show.  To do a show where they take the fashion so seriously is like a dream come true,”…

     

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  • From “Shameless” To “Scandal” – Costume Designer Lyn Paolo Weaves A Contemporary Tale

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    By: Marjorie Galas Costume designers who design pieces for period or futuristic use creativity to overcome numerous hurdles.  Designing costumes for a futurist world allows a costume designer to fully explore their imagination, often testing new types of fabric or advanced technology.  Period design, while confined by a specific point in time, provides opportunities to…

     

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  • Special Awards Steal Show At 18th Annual CDG Awards

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    By: Marjorie Galas Actress Betsy Brandt kicked off the 18th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards by paying tribute to every member of the costume department, from dyers to seamstresses, from cutters to embroiderers.  Noting the CDGs were more than an organization of costume designers, the star known for her work on “Life in Pieces” and…

     

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  • Nothing Freaky About It: Costume Designer Lou Eyrich Thrilled By Her AHS: Freak Show Emmy Nom

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    They began working together in the late nineties, when Ryan Murphy co-created the television series “Popular” with Gina Matthews. At that time, costume designer Lou Eyrich never expected their collaborations would result in three Emmy nominations (“Glee” in 2010 and 2011, “American Horror Story: Asylum” in 2013) or an Emmy win last year for “American…

     

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  • Comic Con 2015: Costume Illustrator Oksana Nedavniaya Reflects On Her First Con

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    Sitting on the Costume Designers Guild “Technology as a Costume Tool” panel at the 2015 Comic Con International Convention gave Oksana Nedavniaya an unrealistic feeling. The costume illustrator who’s work ranges from “Hotels for Dogs” to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Ceremony costumes recalled her first visit to Comic Con roughly ten years ago –…

     

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  • Comic Con 2015: The CDG On Display

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    Costume designers will tell you – Comic Con attendees are much more than fans of Superman’s flowing cape or a Storm Trooper’s protective armor. With extreme attention to detail and the skill of the most experience seamstress, many attendees will recreate costumes from their favorite film or TV show. They’ll match dyes and fabric, duplicate…

     

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