Aug. 17, 2021

Episode 2 | Season 2: Costume Designer and Emmy Nominee Jeriana San Juan Talks HALSTON

Emmy Season is here and Jeriana San Juan is nominated for her impeccable work in the Netflix Series, HALSTON.  Listen to her talk about how she came to the project and how she researched, replicated, and paid homage to one of America's greatest designers.  Also hear stories about how she worked as a consultant on the film and actually choreographed Ewan McGregor's movements.  From Halston, to Liza and of course Elsa Pieretti, we cover all of the highlights in this visual feast and Jeriana shares generously about her creative philosophies and work ethic in this  inspiring look into the creative process.

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Jeriana San Juan

Costume Designer

From IMDb

Jeriana San Juan is a New York-based costume designer and stylist who's diverse career spans Fashion, Broadway, Concert tours, Dance, Commercial, Television, and Film design. Ms. San Juan has been featured in Variety's "Artisans up next" report as one of the entertainment industries rising costume design stars, and named by Vogue as a leading talent in Costume Design.

Her credit highlights include bringing back 70's fashion flair in Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN, for which Ms. San Juan created vibrant costumes for young Bronx teenagers with signature early hip hop style to fabulous disco stars of Studio 54. Covered by W, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times among others. Ms. San Juan received accolades for having interpreted 1970's period fashion for the screen with a vivid freshness that related to audiences today. She was cited as having influenced collections from many Fashion designers including Givenchy as a result. More recently, Ms. San Juan's work can be seen on HBO in THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, a six part Series based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel starring Zoe Kazan, Winona Ryder and John Turturro. The story is set in a 1940's America that turns from a suburban story worthy of Norman Rockwell nostalgia to a dystopian alternate history.

Other featured work includes USA Network's THE SINNER season 2 starring Bill Pullman and Carrie Coon, and the television drama DAMNATION a 1930's drama about the bloody struggle between affluent big money and America's hard working heartland available on Netflix. Ms. San Juan also designed the outrageous FX series SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL starring Denis Leary, for which she designed intricate costumes for a rock and roll band hoping to make a comeback. Other career highlights have included the MTV television series I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK for executive producer Doug Liman, where Ms. San Juan created the 'ultra-cool' and effortless street style of young adults living in Brooklyn, styling the cast in eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary fashion reflecting the real street style of New York fashionable youth. Ms. San Juan worked with the acclaimed NBC series SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (Sn 32 -38) designing over the top costumes for the incredible cast including Tina Fey, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and celebrity hosts.

Ms. San Juan's work and commentary has been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, In Style, WWD, Variety, Fashionista, i-D, Hollywood Reporter, Emmy Magazine, and Vanity Fair. In 2017 Ms. San Juan was the recipient of the National Accessories council's ACE award as style influencer of the year.