Costume Design

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Gina DeDomenico Flanagan

Lecturer

About DeanGina DeDomenico Flanagan teaches Graphic Representation of Design: Life Drawing in the Department of Theater. She has more than 25 years experience working as a costume illustrator, artist, muralist and cartoonist. In the past two decades her work has spanned more than 50 films including Loving (2016), Fences (2016), The 5th Wave (2016), The Hateful Eight (2016), The Magnificent Seven (2016), The Ridiculous Six (2015), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Godzilla (2014), Get on Up (2014), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Django Unchained (2012), Looper (2012), The Help (2011), The Book of Eli (2010), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Galaxy Quest (1999), Amistad (1997), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), The Nutty Professor (1996), Batman Forever (1995) and Malcolm X (1992). Her work will be seen in a number of upcoming films including The Solutrean (2017), Godless (2017), Jumanji (2017), Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) and A Wrinkle in Time (2018).

DeDomenico Flanagan has been featured in several books including The Star Trek Sketch Book, Madonna: The Girlie Show, Hollywood Sketchbook and FilmCraft: Costume Design. She has also been a guest panelist at Comic-Con International in San Diego as an expert in digital media costume illustration. An active member of the Costume Designers Guild, she serves on numerous committees promoting the profession of Costume Concept Artists.

DeDomenico Flanagan received her bachelor of arts degree in fashion design and illustrating from Parson’s School of Design.

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Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko

Professor

Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko has more than 25 years experience as a professional costume designer in theater, film and television.

In 2003, she received an Emmy for her costume design work on NBC’s American Dreams. She was also Emmy-nominated for FX’s American Horror Story, and HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon (produced by Tom Hanks) and Carnivàle. She was nominated for four Costume Designers Guild Awards during five seasons of HBO’s Big Love. In addition, Carnivàle, From the Earth to the Moon and the pilot for ABC’s Pan Am were also nominated for CDG awards. Karvonides-Dushenko’s feature films include The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008), The Glass House (2001) and Beautiful (2000).

Her theatrical designs have been featured in productions at the Old Globe Theater, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Seattle Repertory, Guthrie Theater and the Kennedy Center. On Broadway, she designed the costumes of August Wilson’s production Two Trains Running.

This year, Karvonides-Dushenko is designing two operas. Iphigenia in Tauris will feature her costume designs at Teatro National San Carlo in Lisbon, Portugal. The second opera is an newly composed production for Opera Philadelphia based on the 1996 Lars Von Tier film Breaking the Waves. Concurrently, this winter, Karvonides-Dushenko returns as the costume designer on the second season of the Starz TV series Blunt Talk, starring Patrick Stewart.

Karvonides-Dushenko received her M.F.A. in theater design from Yale School of Drama, has a B.F.A. from Emerson College and also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

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Deborah Nadoolman Landis

PROFESSOR; FOUNDING DIRECTOR, CHAIR,
THE DAVID C. COPLEY CENTER FOR COSTUME DESIGN

About Deborah Nadoolman LandisCostume designer, historian and Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis is the founding director and chair of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design.

Landis received an M.F.A. in costume design from the UCLA College of Fine Arts in 1975 and a Ph.D. in the history of design from the Royal College of Art, London. Her distinguished career includes Coming to America (1988), for which she was Academy Award nominated; An American Werewolf in London (1981); Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981); the classic Animal House (1978); and the costumes for the groundbreaking music video Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983).

From 2001-2007, Landis served as two-term president of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892. She is the author of six books including Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (2007), FilmCraft: Costume Design (2012), Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration (2012) and the catalogue for her landmark exhibition, Hollywood Costume, which she curated at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She is the editor-in-chief of the upcoming Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Film and Television Costume Design (2019), and is currently curating an exhibition on science and science fiction opening in 2019 at the Science Museum, London.

Landis sits on the Board of the National Film Preservation Foundation and is a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

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