Awards Season is here!
...and we're celebrating by sharing a list of 40 FIDM grads who are working behind-the-scenes in Hollywood to create costumes for your favorite films and TV shows, designing gowns for the red carpet, and more.
Mary Claire Hannan, Costume Designer, The Fault in Our Stars
Marlene Stewart, Costume Designer, Oblivion, Date Night, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Soyon An, Costume Designer, Step Up: All In
Mona May, Costume Designer, Clueless, American Reunion, Zookeeper
“I constantly tell people about all of the new and amazing programs offered by FIDM. The college is at the forefront of integrating media and technology with the many programs and degrees that they offer.” – Jill Ohanneson, Costume Designer, Revenge
Kyle Brosius (Art Director), Kyle Thorsen (Lead Motion Graphics Designer) and Justin Hamilton, (Lead VFX Designer), Greenhaus GFX creating trailers for films like Maleficent, 22 Jump Street, Oz the Great and Powerful, and HBO series Girls.
Trish Summerville, Costume Designer, Gone Girl, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Jessica Carpenter, Costumer, Ender’s Game, Piranha 3D
Bérénice Eveno, Cinematography Apprentice, The Dark Knight Rises
Shelli Nishino, Costumer, Man of Steel, After Earth
Kaitlyn Wood, Buyer, The Call, Hitchcock
“FIDM is great because almost all of your instructors are currently working in the industry. You can pick their brains and I was able to have some amazing internships.” – Emma Verdugo, Set Decoration Coordinator, Saving Mr. Banks and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Michelle D’Antonio, Specialty Costumer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Trayce Gigi Field, Costume Designer, 2 Broke Girls
Mandi Line, Costume Designer, Pretty Little Liars
Eileen Cox Baker, Costume Designer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Suzy Magnin, Key Costumer, The Mentalist
“At FIDM, I learned the diverse aspects of costume design, from history and research to sketching, construction, crafts, budget continuity, and the etiquette of this sophisticated, hands-on profession.” – Francine Lecoultre, Costume Textile Artist, Fast & Furious 7, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; Textile Artist, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Greg LaVoi, Costume Designer, Major Crimes, The Closer
Kristi Hoffman, Assistant Costume Designer, Dancing with the Stars
Nancy Au, Costume Supervisor, Bridesmaids, Blended, Inside Llewyn Davis, This Is 40
Halina Siwolop, Set Decorator, Masters of Sex
Giovanna Ottobre-Melton, Costume Designer, Gang Related, Mob City
Christine Bean, Costume Designer, Blacklist, Smash
Sarah Stimpson, Art Department Coordinator, The Neighbors
Danielle Colding, Winner, HGTV’s Design Star
Desiree Hartsock, Star, The Bachelorette
Casey Noble, Host, HGTV’s Design on a Dime
Jonathan Gitlin (Creative Director), Mario Hernandez (Senior Motion Graphics Designer), and Ryan Verseman (Motion Graphics Producer) at Create Advertising developing trailers forTammy, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.
“As soon as I walked into the lobby of FIDM I could sense the feeling of creativity and knew that this was where I could acquire and knowledge and develop the skills to achieve my dream.” – Michelle Liu, Set Costumer, Jersey Boys, Glee, The Bling Ring, and Avatar.
Daniel Musto, Stylist and Costume Designer, Fashion Star and The Kris Jenner Show
Ali Matilla, Set Decorator, Real Husbands of Hollywood
Teen Wolf star Arden Cho accessorized her MTV VMAs look with a chrome Farbod Barsum ostrich leg clutch. Farbod, a graduate of FIDM, has celebrity clients such as Christina Hendricks, Molly Sims, and Mena Suvari, among others.
Sports Illustrated cover girl Chrissy Tiegen (above), who is married to singer John Legend, was a red carpet sensation at last year's Academy Awards. She chose a voluminous black strapless gown with an abstract pink floral print from Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2014 collection. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost fashion and bridal designers, Lhuillier has dressed Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, and Kristen Stewart, among others.
Model-designer Camila Alves, who is married to Matthew McConaughey, stunned on the red carpet at the Andy Roddick Foundation Gala and Concert in Austin, Texas. Her bright turquoise maxi wrap dress with a thigh high split was designed by FIDM Graduate Kevan Hall. Hall has created red carpet looks for Charlize Theron, Salma Hayek, Sharon Stone, Angela Bassett, and Celine Dion.
Everyone from Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian to Demi Lovato and Eva Longoria has been photographed wearing an Ina Soltani design.
Harlyn designer Maria Stanley has seen her contemporary collection worn by the likes of Beyonce, Kate Hudson, Sienna Miller, and fellow FIDM Alumna Lauren Conrad.
Celebrity Stylist Taylor Jacobson has dressed stars such as Naya Rivera, Kate Beckinsale, Jon Hamm, and Toni Colette for red carpet appearances.
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