A Look Back at Designing Women 2016

A Look Back at Designing Women 2016

NYWIFT’s annual Designing Women gala, honoring top hair stylists, makeup artists and costume designers, has been a star-studded highlight of the New York entertainment industry’s Spring calendar since its inception in 2000. As we prepare for the 2017 event on Tuesday, June 6th at NYU Law School, we take a look back at last year’s ceremony, which honored hair stylist Rose Chatterton, makeup artist Anita Gibson, costume designer Sarah Edwards, and the team from Showtime’s The Affair. Continue reading A Look Back at Designing Women 2016

A Look Back at Designing Women: Feeling the Love for Hair Stylists

A Look Back at Designing Women: Feeling the Love for Hair Stylists

After honoring costume designers annually starting in the year 2000 at what was then called Designing Hollywood, NYWIFT added a category for hair stylists in 2006. After all, hair literally – and figuratively – is what tops off a character’s look on screen! Our very first hair stylist honoree was Lyndell Quiyou. Continue reading A Look Back at Designing Women: Feeling the Love for Hair Stylists

A Look Back at Designing Women: The Diverse Range of Makeup Artists

A Look Back at Designing Women: The Diverse Range of Makeup Artists

In 2004, four years after NYWIFT began honoring costume designers at what was then called Designing Hollywood, we added a category for makeup artists to the mix. We began paying tribute to the subtle artistry of designing an actor’s, well, face – how makeup artists use their tools to catch the light a certain way, portray age, stress, culture and other factors that make a character real, alive and unique. Continue reading A Look Back at Designing Women: The Diverse Range of Makeup Artists

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

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