Produced by Sakis Lalas and Valentina De Giorgi.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season 4 is about to get real. Costume designer Donna Zakowska, guest of this new episode of The Dark Candy #FashionMeetsCinema Live Talk Series, confirmed it to us live from New York’s Steiner Studios, where they are filming the new episodes of this Amazon series that has become a cult.
And pretty much of this success is due to Zakowska’s costumes that in 2019 gave her her second Emmy Award (she had won the first in 2008 for the costumes of the TV series “John Adams”).
Mrs. Maisel’s costumes have become so iconic that two of them have made it into the collection at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Donna told us how it all started with miniature nuns costumes, what it’s like to costume 9000 people in just one episode, how to capture the 50s in a non cliche way.
And she told us about the insane hats we’re going to see in Season 4 and how being a costume designer is a little bit like being a samurai.
The talk was attended by fashion insiders from Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Florence and Athens: in Donna’s words “you could almost feel the energy of all these places”.
The Dark Candy #FashionMeetsCinema Live Talk Series aim to bring together Hollywood Costume Designers with the fashion industry to exchange ideas, make known to fashion the importance of costume design and find new ways to collaborate. We do this through a series of online Live Talks where we host big Hollywood Costume Designers and a select number of fashion insiders.