She’s an Emmy Award-winning costume designer who saw her rise during the Sex and the City era, designing the show’s four iconic stars. Nowadays, she runs her own line called ARTFASHION in New York.
She makes snapbacks dripping with glitter and recently gave the Carrie Bradshaw necklace a modern refresh. She opened her East Village boutique in the mid 1960s, but didn’t get into TV costume design until the 1980s. “romantic comedies were picking up steam in the movie industry and there was a big need for aspirational, positive styling, which has always been my specialty,” said the stylist to Manrepeller.
Her goal is to steer clear of Normcore at every effort. “To be honest, I feel like I’m waiting for a new dawn of imagination to happen in fashion. It’s going in all kinds of directions right now and there isn’t really a philosophy behind it. There isn’t a culture.”
Text and feature photo by Nadja Sayej