Having made a name for herself as a celebrity stylist for artists like Christina Aguilera (remember her ”Dirty” phase?) and Pink, Trish Summerville transitioned in costume design on 1996’s The Long Kiss Goodnight. Thirteen years after working as an assistant on David Fincher?s 1997 thriller The Game, she re-teamed with the director for her big break in 2011, heading up the wardrobe department on The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo — which led to a deal with Swedish retailer H&M for a clothing collection based on the look of female protagonist Lisbeth Salander. Most recently, Summerville designed the costumes for Hunger Games: Catching Fire, dressed the cast of Showtime?s hit Ray Donovan, and collaborated yet again with Fincher on the video for Justin Timberlake’s ”Suit & Tie.”
Shortly after graduating from the Parsons School of Design, Rogien landed a gig as costume coordinator on the 2005 movie Fur, An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr. She then went on to assist designer Daniel Lawson on small screen projects like Lipstick Jungle, Bored to Death, and The Good Wife, for which she and Lawson shared the Emmy for Outstanding Costume Design. With two hit projects currently on the air — the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black and HBO?s Girls — the designer is also an ambassador for Aerie lingerie.
The CW has been very good to Meredith Markworth-Pollack. After getting her feet wet as assistant to Eric Daman on Gossip Girl, she created the big-city-meets-small-town sartorial look of Hart of Dixie. Next up; the highly anticipated 16th century period drama Reign, which follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her rise to power.
Though he’s hardly a newcomer — he began his career in his native England in 1991 — Day began to get noticed across the pond after working on 2011?s Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Currently at work on Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, Day’s creations will soon be seen in three buzzed-about movies — Rush, Dom Hemingway, and the Princess Diana biopic, Diana.
With experience on both the big (The Bourne Ultimatum, Revolutionary Road) and small (Oz, Bored to Death) screens, Lawson now oversees the business-chic wardrobe on The Good Wife, which earned him an Emmy nomination in 2010.
With indie projects like Party Monster, Garden State, and Friends with Money under his belt, Wilkinson went on to oversee the wardrobe departments on big budget films like 300 TRON: Legacy, The Twilight Saga‘s Breaking Dawn 1 & 2, and this summer’s Man of Steel. Most recently, he helped director David O. Russell create a ’70s fashion revival in American Hustle.
Before being promoted to head costume designer of Downton Abbey in 2012, Caroline McCall paid her dues as an assistant on movies like Snatch and The Constant Gardener, and helped dress the Doctor on Doctor Who.
Kurt and Bart
The design duo — who were behind many of Britney Spears’ iconic ensembles in the music videos for ”Slave 4 You,” ”Toxic,” and ”Me Against the Music” — have demonstrated their many talents in projects like Step-Up 3D, Howl, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Coming soon: Dallas Buyers Club — starring a cross-dressing Jared Leto — and the thriller Out of the Furnace.
After graduating from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Line gained experience working on everything from low-budget horror flicks like Moonbase to music videos for bands like Linkin Park. Thanks to her work on ABC Family’s Greek and Pretty Little Liars, she’s built a reputation as one of Hollywood’s hippest costume designers.
Christine Bieselin Clark
After years of assisting on films like In Her Shoes, Watchmen, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Christine Bieselin Clark broke out as a sci-fi costume designer on TRON: Legacy. This November marks her first major solo project — the set-in-space Ender?s Game — and she’s currently at work on the post-apocalyptic thriller The Maze Runner.