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Designing Hollywood 2005 Highlights

Designing Hollywood honors women's outstanding contributions in the fields of costume design and make-up artistry. This gala annual fundraising event explores the confluence of fashion, film, and television. The evening will celebrate the work of two influential costume designers one working in film; the other in television and a well-known make-up artist.

The event was co-sponsored by:

This year's honorees were:

Hope Hanafin
Costume Designer

Hope Hanafin has designed costumes for numerous television movies, including Lackawanna Blues (2005), Normal (2003), A Lesson Before Dying (1999) and Geppetto (2000) for which she won the Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence for Costume Design for Television - Period/Fantasy and was nominated for an Emmy®. Her film work includes Because of Winn Dixie (2005), Kazaam (1996), House Arrest (1996) and After Dark, My Sweet (1990).

Cynthia Nixon presented her award.

Julie Weiss
Costume Designer

Julie Weiss is an award-winning costume designer, widely recognized for her film work including The Missing (2003), The Ring (2002), Frida (2002), American Beauty (1999) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).  Her honors include two Academy Award® nominations and a costume Designer's Guild Award for American Beauty. She has also won two Emmys.®

Stockard Channing presented her award.

Carla White
Make-up Artist

Carla White has established herself as one of Hollywood's premiere make-up artists working with actors Hugh Grant, John Cusack and Ben Stiller, to name a few. Her credits include Warm Springs (2005), Kinsey (2004), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Serendipity (2001), Kate and Leopold (2001) and Meet the Parents (2000).

S. Epatha Merkerson presented her award.

Opening Remarks:

Jane Alexander


Cynthia Nixon
S. Epatha Merkerson


Martha Nelson
Managing Editor, People Magazine

Sponsored by:

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts