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.
The second part of Christina Kiely's two-part interview with All In: The Fight for Democracy co-director Lisa Cortés, conducted on Zoom in anticipation of her participation at the NYWIFT 2020 Creative Workforce Summit: Documentary Makers, Industry and Funders in Conversation next week.READ MORE
All In: The Fight for Democracy is the essential new documentary the LA Times called “an eloquent history lesson on voting rights.” Co-directed by Lisa Cortés and Liz Garbus, the film tells the painful history of voter suppression in America as it traces the story of gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and her 2018 run in Georgia. Oscar-nominated producer NYWIFT Member Lisa Cortés (Precious, The Apollo, Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion) joined NYWIFT Board Member Christina Kiely to discuss All In: The Fight for Democracy, why it matters so much right now, how they pulled it off during the pandemic, and why Stacey Abrams’s story needed to be the spine of the film – apart from the fact that we love her.READ MORE
NYWIFT member Jean Criss offers an exclusive recap of the December 2019 event "Costumes, Couture and Conversing with Emmy-Award winning Costume Designer Donna Zakowska," at FIT SUNY hosted by the State of New York Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development. The conversation focused on Zakowska's acclaimed work on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.READ MORE
Thelma Schoonmaker: Congratulations to 1995 NYWIFT Muse honoree Thelma Schoonmaker, who was honored this weekend with a BAFTA fellowship for her incredible 50-year editing career....READ MORE