The Dark Candy

Sakis Lalas & Valentina De Giorgi

(photo by Joanna Topetzes/Los Angeles)

Welcome to THE DARK CANDY world!

The Dark Candy is not just an online magazine.

The Dark Candy is the only online platform that connects cinema and fashion through the costume designers.

It is the go-to online spot for costume designers to be constantly updated on new fashion designers, manufacturers, textiles and handcrafts and for young or aspiring costume designers to learn from and read about their favorite Hollywood role models. The Dark Candy is the guaranteed source for any company or brand hoping to reach out and interact with the magic world of Hollywood.
Our audience is costume designers, costumers, aspiring costume designers, fashion designers, costume houses, movie producers, studios services, department stores, fashion insiders in Italy, US and UK.

Behind this creepy-sweet name there are a fashion photographer – Sakis Lalas ( – with a long string of celebrity portraits in his portfolio, and a fashion journalist & fashion consultant – Valentina De Giorgi ( -: a couple in life and work, a couple dressed in black, a couple that travels extensively and spends too many nights watching old and new movies.


On The Dark Candy we also host MEET THE HOLLYWOOD COSTUME DESIGNERS, a one-of-a-kind docu-series written and produced by The Dark Candy. In each episode the Hollywood costume designers speak directly to the public and tell all about this exciting profession.


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 We are so flattered to be on: “il Sole 24 Ore”, one of the most influential italian newspapers worldwide. They talk about The Dark Candy, our online platform that connects cinema and fashion through the work of the costume designers.

il sole 24 ore THE DARK CANDY


Every time we are on the official page of The David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design at UCLA in Los Angeles we feel more and more propelled to go on!

Copley Center Los Angeles UCLA


Copley Center costume design UCLA


Thank you LIFO magazine for the wonderful article about our online platform The Dark Candy (where fashion meets cinema), and our “Meet the Hollywood Costume Designers” docu-series.

LIFO magazine and TheDarkCandy


The national daily Greek newspaper KATHIMERINI talks about our online platform The Dark Candy (where fashion meets cinema), and our “Hollywood Greek Fire” project.

KATHIMERINI newspaper about The Dark Candy


The Dark Candy Masterclasses



PARALLAXI magazine talks about our online platform The Dark Candy (where fashion meets cinema).

PARALLAXI talks about TheDarkCandy


Greek Film Academy’s  parallel events of the Film Factory include a photography exhibition titled Hollywood
Greek Fire by well-known photographer Sakis Lalas, THE DARK CANDY’s Co-Founder. It is about a series of portraits with
Greek-origin film professionals that flourish in Hollywood. From Paramount’s CEO  Jim Gianopulos
and Irene Papas to recently Oscar awarded Composer Alexandre Desplat.

Hollywood Greek Fire photo project by Sakis Lalas THE EXHIBITION


O GLOBO the most important newspaper in Brasil talks about us, The Dark Candy magazine/online platform and about our “Meet the Hollywood Costume Designers” docu-series.

OGLOBO The Dark Candy


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