Thank you to all who attended Designing Women 2019!

On Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at the Directors Guild of America Theater, New York Women in Film & Television presented the 20th Anniversary Designing Women Awards! Honorees included Costume Designer Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones, The Crown), Hair Stylist Shunika Terry (Atlanta, Superintelligence, Shaft) and Makeup Artist Riccie Johnson (CBS 60 Minutes), and the Variety Ensemble Award was presented to the full costume, hair and makeup team of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Our fabulous presenters were Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Lesley Stahl (60 Minutes), Janet Graham Borba (HBO), and Rachel Brosnahan, Caroline Aaron, Marin Hinkle from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Zainab Johnson was our hilarious and charming emcee for the evening.

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The 2019 Designing Women Awards were co-presented by Variety, and sponsored by HBO, Viacom and BET, 60 Minutes, Amazon Studios, Universal Production Services, Nova Octo, the Loreen Arbus Foundation, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Local 829, 798, 764 and IATSE International.

Special thank you to the evening’s gift bag donors, including Expressions NYC, whose vegan leather tote bag capped off a stellar celebration.

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About Designing Women:


Costume Designer Donna Zakowska on the set of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (courtesy of Amazon)

NYWIFT’s Designing Women, a leading New York City awards event, 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. Proceeds from Designing Women benefit the nonprofit educational programs of New York Women in Film & Television.

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. The award presentations are accompanied by video interviews of the honorees and clips illustrating their work. At a reception following the awards ceremony, costumes, sketches, posters and stills illustrating the work of the honorees are displayed.

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!






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