CDG - The Costume Designer

Spring 2019

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Spring 2019 The Costume Designer 9 BONNIE NIPAR (The Power of Contemporary Costume, Boldface Names) Bonnie Nipar joined the Guild in 1997 and works as a Costume Designer for television. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she was an art student at Carnegie Mellon before moving to Los Angeles and entering the indus- try. A huge fan of The Costume Designer, Associate Editor Nipar loves being involved in all aspects of the magazine. She says, "It's a treat to honor the latest accomplishments of our peers." CONTRIBUTORS MIKAEL SHARAFYAN (The Reading List) Mikael Sharafyan is an award win- ning Costume Designer FIDM alumnus. Sharafyan has worked as a cutter/digitizer at Silvia's Costumes, Inc. in Hollywood for a decade. His debut as a Costume Designer was in 2008 with show Can Can, which later was performed at President Barack Obama's inaugural ball. In October 2011, he became a recipient of the Best Costume Design Award at LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood for music video Disasteroid. In 2013, the historical Fine Arts Club of Pasadena honored Sharafyan with a solo art exhibition at the Athenaeum at Caltech. He was the first Costume Designer to achieve such an honor in the club's 100-year history. In 2014, Sharafyan joined the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892. GARY V. FOSS (Italian Costume Designers) GARNET FILO (Comic-Con) ROBIN RICHESSON (The Bonfire of the Vanities Illustration) IVY THAIDE (The Bonfire of the Vanities) Ivy Thaide has been designing and creating characters for the entertainment industry for over 15 years. As the Head of the CDG Education committee for over six years, Ivy has been a driving force for the continuing education for the members and it's IA community. She is also currently the CDG Executive Board Secretary. Garnet Filo is an assistant costume designer who loves fashion, sci-fi, fantasy, comics and games. She is one of the Co-chairs on the Comic-Con Committee, her superpower is being able to book dozens of hotel rooms in a single call. She joined the Comic- Con Committee at her very first membership meeting and hasn't looked back yet. After spending years teaching English and history, Gary Foss has turned his hand to his life- long passion for writing. When not composing poetry, working on his own projects, or engaging in his passion for drawing, he can be found reviewing books, art, and contemporary culture on his blog at rootwordssite yv foss and on Twitter @garyvfoss STACY ELLEN RICH (Boldface Names) Stacy Ellen Rich joined the CDG in 2005 and she is thrilled to be involved with the magazine. Her design career began with study in Florence, Italy, and flourished within the sphere of Chicago Theater, which catapulted her into the world of film. The journey has seen her through many amaz- ing experiences in media as var- ied as film, performance art, and music video. Additionally, Rich's designs have been on view in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and the Tate Modern in London. It is her plea- sure to assist in compiling the fan- tastic array of accolades earned by our Guild members. After joining the Guild in 1992, Richesson currently works as a costume illustrator, a storyboard artist, and educator. "I trained to work as an illustrator for print, so when the CDG began the magazine, I was pleased to be asked to illustrate for it. I love working in film, but I have to admit, I missed seeing my work in print. 705/892 Mixer June 29, 2019 6:30pm – 10:00pm CDG Building 3919 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 RSVP In Partnership With Swarovski

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