Ever pondered who designs the elaborate costumes of films like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or the realistic everyday wear of the actors in showtime TV series The Affair?
Well if you're anything like me then you have - here I attended the annual New york Women in Film and Television costume design and hair and makeup awards - it takes true vision and creativity to make the stars we love look well like stars.
NYWIFT’s Designing Women, is a leading New York City awards event taking place in New York City, honors costume designers, makeup artists and hairstylists in film, television and digital media.
The event is 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.
Discover the creative minds behind some of your favorite film and TV series here!
It was vital I get my perfect Zoolander face on for this fun event!
First up was honoring costume designer Sarah Edwards - here is here Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles work - her work includes the two recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles re-boots. Edwards' credits also include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Salt, Igby Goes Down and Michael Clayton.
In her acceptance speech, she stressed the importance for established women to "give a younger woman a leg up if you can."
Here is a video overview of the event:
practicing my best ninja moves :)
Some of the outfits from The Affair
Some red carpet highlights with Will Arnett to Ray Liotta
Will with the talented honoree Sarah Edwards
Here with my dear friend Erin!
looking sauve Mr Arnett!
Wearing my off the shoulder Tangoella dress!
Arnett in deep convo
Sarah Edwards all smiles on the night!
I got to interview Sarah too!
And the winner is....
feeling fierce next to these characters
contemplating my fave outfits!
cheering on these exceptional designers!
Will Arnett gave a thoughtful speech about Sarah Edward's work - Arnett joked that he likes to look good, so he especially likes anyone who likes to make him look good, like Edwards.
Ray Liotta presented the Designing Women award to his friend and Shades of Blue hair stylist Rose Chatterton
So next time you're watching your fave movie or TV show - stop yo think about the amazing talent and hard work that goes into creating these looks!
That makes me wonder - who designed the outfits in Zoolander?! :)