Cynthia’s Picks: Designing Women Michele Clapton, Riccie Johnson, Shunika Terry, and Mrs. Maisel

We have an incredible roster of honorees and presenters for this year’s 20th Anniversary NYWIFT Designing Women Awards! I hope you will join us on Tuesday, June 11th at 7 PM at the prestigious DGA Theater to celebrate these incredible women and spend time with some costumes. Tickets are going fast – buy now at nywift.org/design. We are honoring:

Michele Clapton: Michele designed the detailed, nuanced costumes for all eight seasons of Game of Thrones, as well as season one of The Crown and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Costumes from Game of Thrones will be on display at the event – it’s a must-see for any fan of the show (i.e. almost everyone!).  

Riccie Johnson: Makeup artist Riccie Johnson has had more face time with familiar faces than anyone we know, having worked on 60 Minutes since the show’s inception. Plus, she did the makeup for the Beatles when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and worked on the early VJ days of MTV! Riccie’s long-time collaborator journalist Lesley Stahl will present the award.

Shunika Terry: Hair stylist Shunika Terry has worked on House of Cards, Atlanta, Tag, and the upcoming films Shaft and Superintelligence, plus BET’s new First Wives Club series. She spoke to vibe.com about how she got that 90’s look just right for the TLC biopic Crazy, Sexy, Cool. Atlanta star Zazie Beetz will present.

Mrs. Maisel: How could we NOT honor the costume, hair and makeup team from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with the Variety Ensemble Award? The smash-hit Amazon series is a quintessential New York story…and one of the best-looking shows on TV! Plus Mrs. Maisel herself Rachel Brosnahan will be on hand with co-stars Marin Hinkle and Caroline Aaron to present the award.


Cynthia Lopez

Cynthia Lopez Cynthia Lopez is the Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television and an award-winning media strategist.

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