"Every day is so different from the next. Every day is an adventure. I start the day and I'm like 'I have no idea where the day is gonna take me'"
Meredith Markworth-Pollack is a very trendy american costume designer, who's worked on quite different but definitely interesting projects, from Gossip Girl to Reign, Dynasty and American Crime Story's lastest season.
In this episode, Meredith Markworth-Pollack tells us how she became a costume designer (0:47), and starting her career working with Sandy Powell on The Departed by Martin Scorcese and Gossip Girl first season (2:40).
She then discusses creating the costumes for Reign 78 episodes (7:02), a show set in the XVIth century but more thought as a fantasy than a period piece.
She shares her experience as the costume designer of Dynasty 3 first seasons (18:22), and her thoughts on sustainability (29:05) both on a personnal and professionnal level, and the impact of costumes on young people's consumption.
The costume designer also tells us about working on American Crime Story's lastest season, which is about Bill Clinton's sex scandal and impeachment.
We end this talk evoking her favorite costumes (45:52), her favorite own creations (51:25), what she likes most about her profession (52:56) and the projects she'd like to work on later on (53:56).
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A podcast created by Céleste Durante