A Look Back at Designing Women: Costume Legends Patricia Field and Ann Roth

A Look Back at Designing Women: Costume Legends Patricia Field and Ann Roth

They say “clothes make the man” – or woman – which is one reason why every year NYWIFT honors costume designers at our Designing Women awards. When a character appears on screen, his or her clothes are often the first thing we see. Costume designers don’t just make actors look pretty (though they sometimes do that too) – they pack a wealth of information into every thread. We look back at two costume legends we honored, including one from our very first ceremony. Continue reading A Look Back at Designing Women: Costume Legends Patricia Field and Ann Roth

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A Look Back at Designing Women: Orange is the New Black

A Look Back at Designing Women: Orange is the New Black

Every year at Designing Women, in addition to honoring an individual costume designer, hair stylist and make up artist, we recognize the full costume, hair and make up team of one New York production with the Variety Ensemble Award. Past honorees include Boardwalk Empire and Sex and the City 2 but none was perhaps quite so buzzworthy as last year’s honoree, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. Continue reading A Look Back at Designing Women: Orange is the New Black

Designing Women Celebrates Design, Character and Story

Designing Women Celebrates Design, Character and Story

What do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, HBO’s Confirmation film about Anita Hill, the rom-com It’s Complicated and Showtime’s The Affair all have in common? All feature the work of talented female costume, hair and makeup artists who will be honored at New York Women in Film & Television’s Designing Women gala on Monday, June 13th in NYC! Now in its 17th year, Designing Women, co-presented by Variety, has become a staple of the NYC entertainment industry’s spring calendar, celebrating the creative alchemy of design, character and story. Continue reading Designing Women Celebrates Design, Character and Story