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Fashion Group International & New York Women in Film & Television Present: “Fashion & the First Ladies”

On Friday, March 12th, from 1-2 p.m. EST, Fashion Group International (FGI) and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) teamed up to present a virtual panel discussing the “iconic looks from our First Ladies of government.” It covered the role that fashion plays in history, politics, and American culture as a whole.

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Women — Past and Present — in the American South: Meet Costume Designer Elizabeth McBride

As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic Fried Green Tomatoes, Roza Melkumyan explores the filmography of its costume designer, Elizabeth McBride, who costumed some of the most iconic characters in the history of American cinema. 

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From Period to Fantasy to Contemporary: A Reflection on the Role of Costumes in Film & TV

March is Women’s History Month! And in the spirit of the season, FF2 Media has teamed up with the female-led podcast OFFSCREEN with Jillian and Sophia to celebrate women filmmakers through open discussion. In last week’s episode, Creating A Body in Space: The Craft Behind Film, Nicole Ackman and I had the pleasure of talking with Jillian and Sophia about the significance of costume design in film and television.

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The Ladies Have Spoken: Support for American Industry & Unity Shine In a Sea of Blues and Purples

Not even the chill of mid-January could stop our D.C. ladies from shining in their brightly colored coats at the Inauguration of our 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden. Bundled up in their warm winter gear, masks, and gloves, they communicated through clothing alone. From Dr. Jill Biden to Michelle Obama, here is a guide to all the ceremony’s fabulous looks and what they signify for the presidential term to come. 

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Dr. Jill Biden’s Inauguration Fashion Conveys Unity & Learning While Championing the Work of American Designers

On a brisk winter’s day in January, the 46th president, Joe Biden, was sworn into office. Standing at his side in turquoise was our new First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden. Her impeccably tailored tweed coat is a Markarian original designed by Alexandra O’Neill, who also created its matching ocean-colored dress. O’Neill founded the luxury womenswear label in 2017 with the idea of combining celestial romanticism and timeless designs that maintain sustainability. Dr. Biden’s ensemble was designed and produced by O’Neill and her team in New York City’s Garment District.

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Makeup Artist Angela Wells on the Looks of ‘Promising Young Woman’

Nominated for four Golden Globes, Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman (2020) has generated quite the buzz. In this dark comedy thriller, a young woman named “Cassie” (Carey Mulligan) seeks to avenge the rape of her childhood friend by making predatory men pay for their actions. Along with clothing, makeup plays a key role in Cassie’s game. I recently spoke with the film’s head makeup artist Angela Wells about the work that went into creating Cassie’s iconic looks.

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