This week I interviewed @traycegigifield !
- Tell me about yourself:
“Hi. My name is Trayce Gigi Field and I am a native Los Angelino. I am a high energy person and am super passionate about life. I come from a multicultural background that helps me see the world through a broad perspective. Love and be loved is my favorite mantra.”
2. What made you interested in becoming a Costume Designer/ stylist?
“My interest in becoming a Costume Designer started with wanting to know when the actors would get their clothes. I guess you can say I found out! I went to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angles, there I was able to better understand design. I started as a Costume PA on Sabrina the Teenage Witch and worked my way up to being a Costume Designer.”
3. Who are your top 3 favorite designers and why?
“My top three fashion designers are – Alexander McQueen, for his beautifully cut pieces. Such precision and structure. His Fashion shows were works of art that he masterfully pulled off with a flavor for decadence and the unusual. Jean Paul Gaultier, for his unconventional designs and the Fifth Element Costume Design . I have always felt Jean Paul understood the female body and used corsets and such to highlight a women physique. Karl Lagerfeld is probably my favorite designer of all time. More for his presence in fashion then his designs – although I do love his designs I have always been more intrigued in the way Karl lived in the world. The uniform he wore everyday, the gloves, his dogs, and my favorite quote (all the kids will disagree) “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants.” I am sure he is rolling over in his grave with the sweatpants trend that is everywhere right now.”
4. Can you talk a little bit about your time on “A league of their Own.”? What inspiration did you have on the costume designs for the show? Was there a favorite outfit(s) you made/style that was on the series and why?
“Designing ALOTO was such a fantastic experience. I love anything vintage and the 40s are a beautiful era for clothing.
We had over 2000 pages of reference and we poured over each one to take in and memorize what the look, fit, and feel of the clothes were. So many different styles and silhouettes. We took into account demographics and status, so we really understood how to authentically dress various people. I have so many favorites.”
Custom designs for Clance and Greta were so fun to create.
The various baseball teams were exciting too. I really am passionate about Bertie’s clothes. Getting them just right was so important to me. “
5. What is a random fact about yourself that not a lot of people know about you?
“I laugh like a dolphin in front of my friends love to tease me about it!”
6. Do you have any exciting news or events that you would like to share?
“I was recently written in Fashionista.com and The Hollywood Reporter for my work on the show. I am just wrapping a new Series titled Poker Face – starring Natasha Lyonne and directed by Rian Johnson. Its such a cool series!”
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Thank you so much for the interview Tracyce!!!