Summer 2020 The Costume Designer 23 STAR WARS STAR TREK A Conversation Between Shawna Trpcic and Gersha Phillips The landscape of sci-fi would be very different were it not for Star Trek and Star Wars. What was once considered fodder for nerds has become the nucleus of the triumphant rise of geek culture. These two intellectual properties have permeated society so thoroughly that words and terms from them have entered the public lexicon, and symbols they originated are as familiar as traffic lights.
Like no other article of clothing, the hat is an embodiment of its wearer. It has functioned historically as a social signifier, revealing characteristics as diverse as class, occupation, and personal style.
Ceo’s work has led to collaborations with some of the biggest names in film and television including Some Girls for Neil LaBute, the acclaimed series The Chi for Lena Waithe on Showtime, and Kingdom on NETFLIX. Other TV work includes the award-winning On My Block and Awkward for Lauren Ingrich, the latter for which she designed a capsule collection for MTV that sold alongside the show. Learn More
Beads and embellishments were perhaps mankind’s first indulgent luxury…
Costumes are usually contained by their frames. Hundreds of hours are poured into their conception and creation, yet they exist in the fleeting moment to describe a person at the specific time of action in a television show or film.
WWD: “Wednesday,” “White Lotus,” “Euphoria,” and “Stranger Things” made costume designers the influencers of 2022.
Among Debra McGuire’s many accomplishments as a FINE ARTIST, FASHION DESIGNER, and COSTUME DESIGNER, she has been best known for her 10-year run on the hit show FRIENDS and for designing many of David Mamet’s film and theatre projects including PHIL SPECTOR (starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren), nominated for 11 Emmy’s and in which she was nominated for BEST COSTUME DESIGN. Debra has also designed many of Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan’s film and Television projects. Learn More