Faces and Places in Fashion: Katie Irish

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Faces and Places in Fashion: Katie Irish


Part presentation, part Q&A, FIT's "Faces & Places in Fashion" lecture series is an opportunity to connect students and the public alike to the pulse of the fashion industry in an open and conversational setting.
Katie Irish is a costume designer, best known for her work on the award- winning FX series The Americans. She began as a shopper for the first season of the show, became assistant designer for seasons two and three, and then took the helm as designer for seasons four through six. The final season of The Americans took home the Best Drama awards for both the Emmys and the Critics' Choice.
Prior to her work on The Americans, Irish designed the indie features The Widowers and Landing Up; co-designed the Season 10 semi-finals and finale of NBC's America's Got Talent; shopped for HBO's Deadwood; and served as the New York design assistant for The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. She has also designed numerous commercials, short films, and music videos.
Earlier in her career, she worked extensively as an associate designer on Broadway where favorites included Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Jerusalem, Fences, Promises, Promises, The Seagull, Is He Dead?, and Shrek.
Originally from Memphis, Katie is an alum of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, with a MFA in Design for Stage and Film. She is currently working on a new project for Netflix


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