Theatrical Shoe Designer Phil LaDuca worked as a Broadway dancer, choreographer and dance teacher before creating LaDuca dance shoes. He has created character shoes with the needed flexibility to be danceable, as well as the support and security for singers and actors. He works with costume designers, and handles the process from sketches through manufacturing in Italy to the finished products that end up on Broadway, national tours, and films. LaDuca shows how customized shoes are created for actresses such as Kristin Chenoweth in "Promises, Promises" and Bebe Neuwirth in "The Addams Family."
Costume Designer Gillian Gallow speaks about two of the costumes she created for Louis Riel.
Costume designer Lou Eyrich has two Emmys but even she was a little intimidated when she was assigned to dress the fashion icon Lady Gaga for “American Horror Story: Hotel.” Eyrich joined Variety’s Maria Cavassuto to pull back the curtain on The Countess’s dressing room.
Enjoy this analysis of the costumes from Reign, as compared to other shows the author watches ...
Costume Designer Ane Crabtree has created the most iconic designs of her career with The Handmaid's Tale.
Emilio Sosa knows his fabrics. He likes diving into research. He’s adept at collaborating with everyone from tailors and sewers to directors like George C. Wolfe and Phylicia Rashad. He’s got an incredible eye for design...and he stays cool under pressure. Join Emilio Sosa, who most recently worked with Center Theatre Group on August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, as he talks about what it takes to become a costume designer in theatre, how he got his start, and his first big break.
The glamorous outfits of “Scandal’s” women are practically a character on the show, and legions of loyal “gladiators” study every designer blouse and coat from home; join Elizabeth Wagmeister backstage to talk to costume designer Lyn Paolo and costar Portia de Rossi (“Elizabeth North”) about what they wear and the details that make the show look so delicious.
Salvador Perez’s work is very diverse;he has designed for many TV series including Castle, Moonlight, Veronica Mars and currently The Mindy Project. He is currently the serving president of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892.
Who would have thought that combining dance, choreography and couture, would result in such amazing costumes ....
The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.