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Gina DeDomenico Flanagan


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.


Home > Faculty > Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko

Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko


Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko has more than 25 years of 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 Carnivàle and From the Earth to the Moon (produced by Tom Hanks). She was nominated for four Costume Designers Guild Awards during five seasons of HBO’s Big Love. In addition, CarnivàleFrom the Earth to the Moon and the pilot for ABC’s Pan Am were also nominated for CDG awards. Her other TV credits include Alan Ball’s HBO series Here and Now, starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter; and the Starz TV series Blunt Talk, starring Patrick Stewart. 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.

Karvonides-Dushenko’s designs for opera include Alcina in Karlsruhe, Germany; Proving Up for Opera Omaha; The Human Voice and Breaking the Waves (based on the 1996 Lars Von Tier film) for Opera Philadelphia; and Iphigenia in Tauris for Teatro National San Carlo in Lisbon, Portugal.

She has given guest lectures on the art of costume design around the world including in Prague, Czech Republic; Cardiff, Wales; and New York City. In the summer of 2018, she will conduct a week-long seminar in Lecce, Italy.

Karvonides-Dushenko received her M.F.A. in theater design from Yale School of Drama and her B.F.A. from Emerson College.


Home > Faculty > Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Deborah Nadoolman Landis


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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