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Jacqueline SaintAnne stands on the red carpet at the Costume Designers Guild Awards

Film & TV Costume Design Creative Director Jacqueline SaintAnne Attends Costume Designers Guild Awards

FIDM's Film & TV Costume Design Creative Director Jacqueline SaintAnne attended the Costume Designers Guild Awards last night, February 27, 2023, held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Hosted by Tituss Burgess, eight winners in competitive categories were announced. "Congratulations to everyone who won a nomination in all the categories and huge shoutout to all the winners of our newly renamed award 'The Adrian,'" said Jacqueline. "I was pleased that our voting designers recognized such wonderful art!"

2023 CDGA Winners:

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film: Shirley Kurata, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Excellence in Contemporary Film: Jenny Eagan, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Excellence in Period Film: Catherine Martin, Elvis

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television: Jany Temime, House of the Dragon: “The Heirs of the Dragon”

Excellence in Contemporary Television: Colleen Atwood & Mark Sutherland, Wednesday: “Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe”

Excellence in Period Television: Amy Roberts, The Crown: “Ipatiev House”

Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television: Carrie Cramer & Jason Rembert, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls: Girl Run That Sh*t Back 

Excellence in Short Form Design: Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Natasha Newman-Thomas, “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” (Music Video)

Both Kurata and Martin are also nominated for Oscars for costume design this year.

Terry Gordon, president of the Costume Designers Guild, IATSE Local 892, announced during the show that as of last night, the statuettes given out will no longer be called Costume Designers Guild awards, but going forward they will be known as "The Adrian," named for legendary costume designer and guild founding member Adrian, known for creating wardrobes for such films as The Wizard of Oz, Letty Lynton, and The Philadelphia Story.

Emmy-winning costume designer Jacqueline SaintAnne was featured in the Winter 2022 Issue of The Costume Designer, the quarterly magazine published by the Costume Designers Guild. Jacqueline talks about receiving a call from FIDM several years ago, asking her to become the Creative Director of the Film & TV Costume Design program at the college. “I was deeply honored,” she told the magazine. “It’s a satisfying solution to my longtime desire to infuse costume design education with things I wish I had known when I started designing.”

Born in Panama, Jacqueline and her family lived in the U.S. and Europe, and after earning a masters degree from the Ring Theatre at University of Miami, she went on to design costumes for 65 stage plays, 14 films, 13 television series, 53 movies of the week, and a staggering 61 operas. In addition, she designed over 250 commercials. The costume designer is President Emeritus of the Costume Designers Guild and has won awards such as the Dramalogue and the Los Angeles Theatre Circle Award. 

Students interested in applying to FIDM's Film & TV Costume Design program are invited to campus to attend Spring Open House on Saturday, April 15, where they will have the opportunity to meet Jacqueline SaintAnne in person and get their questions answered about the program. Register here.

Categories:  Film & TV Costume Design