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Career in Clothes: Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams
(1 hour 30 minutes)

Join the MA Costume Studies Program
for our inaugural
Career in Clothes

event featuring
Vanessa Williams, Patricia Field, Paolo Nieddu,
Jacqueline Demeterio, and Molly Rogers.


Thursday, November 19, 2020
7:00pm EST
Via Zoom


Over thirty years and across music, television, film and stage, Vanessa Williams has had a rich career...and a lot of wardrobe changes! Join Vanessa and friends to go “behind the seams” of her famous looks to explore the creative work that goes into fashioning a star.

On November 19th, Vanessa speaks with the creative team behind the costumes of Ugly Betty: Patricia Field, Paolo Nieddu, Jacqueline Demeterio and Molly Rogers. The theme is FASHION on film and television.  

The conversation is facilitated by Dr. Rachel Lifter, Clinical Assistant Professor of Costume Studies and Director of the MA Costume Studies program at NYU Steinhardt. 

About the panelists: 

Vanessa Williams is a star.

Patricia Field is a legend in her own right.

Paolo Nieddu is the force behind the costumes on Empire

You know Jacqueline Demeterio’s work from Younger and Love Life.

And Molly Rogers, who frequently collaborates with Patricia Field, says that her bachelor’s degree in psychology comes in handy in the world of costume design!


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