|Designing Women Honoring Makeup, Hair and Costume Designers
Event: Thursday May 28, 2015
Designing Women, celebrating the creative alchemy of design, character and story, is one of the most exciting events in the New York entertainment industry’s spring calendar.Designing Women includes the presentation of an award to a costume designer, a makeup artist and a hair stylist as well as the presentation of the Variety Ensemble Award to the entire costume, hair and makeup design team from a television series or a movie.
This leading awards event taking place on May 28 in New York City honors renowned costume designers, makeup artists and hairstylists in film, television and digital media. This unique showcase, co-presented by Variety, is attended by actors, producers, directors, writers, fashion industry leaders and, of course, designers.
Honorees for 2015 are costume designer Ann Roth (Extremely Loud and Incredible Close, Working Girl, The English Patient), hair stylist Francesca Paris (Boardwalk Empire, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Two Weeks Notice) and makeup artist Beverly Jo Pryor (Empire, Selma, Lee Daniels' The Butler). The Variety Ensemble Award will be presented to the costume, makeup and hair design team of Orange Is the New Black. This year's event features presentations by Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) and more, and Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black) will emcee.
The award presentations are accompanied by video interviews of the honorees and clips illustrating their work. A reception follows the awards ceremony with costumes, sketches, posters and stills illustrating the work of the honorees on display.
Awards are presented by celebrities and creators who have worked with the honorees. In 2014 Jessica Alba, Rose Byrne and Denis Leary were presenters. Former presenters have included Norah Jones, Tina Fey, Steve Buscemi, Glenn Close, Julia Roberts, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Jodie Foster, Edward Burns and S. Epatha Merkerson.
Special thanks to Variety, our co-presenter.
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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.
Last updated: May. 15, 2015