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Emily Bergl in the sequined and beaded bodysuit made for her cabaret show “Kidding On the Square”, from the insert for the album “Emily Bergl Live at the Algonquin: Kidding on the Square” Gold sequined stretch mesh, beaded fringe, rhinestone...

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Peacock Dress, on the runway at the Prodigium: Fashion for a Cure fashion show in Los Angeles Double-layered green and blue chiffon, with tail of organza, satin, dupioni and lamé, hand painted with gold pigment and embellished with Swarovski...

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Cast-off metal shaving spirals at the now-modern old family factory, founded in 1865 Mjøs Metallvarefabrikk AS, Hosanger,...

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The design stages of the “Café Carlyle Skirt” Clockwise from top left: design concept sketch, scale model with preliminary mural design, pleated skirt before the final fitting, and Emily Bergl performing in front of the original murals during “NY I Love You” at the Café Carlyle of the Carlyle Hotel  in New York Cotton silk blend printed with custom graphics created from photos of the...

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Fabric test swatches printed with portions of the Marcel Vertés murals in the Café Carlyle of the Carlyle Hotel in New York,  for a skirt designed for the cabaret show “NY I Love You” Fabric printing by...

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Finishing touches on the tailored tailcoat for the cabaret show “NY I Love You”, sleeve lining pinned, ready to be hand stitched in place Black satin with black velvet collar and lapels, pink satin lined...

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Color block “Paper Doll” illustration of the costumes made for the “Kidding On the Square” and “NY I Love You” cabaret shows Ink on sketch paper (digitized), Photoshop,...

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Brass machine parts made by high tech robots at the 150 year old family factory Mjøs Metallvarefabrikk AS, Hosanger,...

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Close-up of the beading on the vest for the cabaret show “NY I Love You” White cotton pique with pear-shaped rhinestones and silver-lined bugle...

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View of the fjord from a window in Hosanger Church, where my great-grandparents met Hosanger,...

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Prototype shelf-depth drawers for small art and office supplies; an experiment for a bookshelf storage emergency made with household materials on hand. Designed to echo my vintage riveted aluminum steamer trunk Bookboard, heavy aluminum foil, metal screws and...

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Emily Bergl in the full length version of the tear-away gown made for her cabaret show “Kidding On the Square”, from the insert for the album “Emily Bergl Live at the Algonquin: Kidding on the Square” Steel grey charmeuse and dark grey silk chiffon with rhinestone buckle  ...

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Emily Bergl in a custom tuxedo costume, performing her cabaret show “NY I Love You” at the Café Carlyle of the Carlyle Hotel in New York Black satin tailcoat with velvet collar, lapels and buttons, tails lined in pink satin. Matching black satin briefs, white cotton pique vest with pear-shaped rhinestones and silver-lined bugle beads, and custom tailored silk crepe shirt Original photo source: The...

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Peacock Dress, trio of images showing the train transforming into an upright Peacock fan on the runway at the finale of the Prodigium: Fashion for a Cure fashion show in Los Angeles Double-layered green and blue chiffon, with tail of organza, satin, dupioni and lamé, hand painted with gold pigment and embellished with Swarovski...

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Swan Dress, on the runway during the Prodigium: Fashion for a Cure fashion show in Los Angeles White chiffon, taffeta and silver lamé, beaded with silver-lined seed beads and Swarovski...

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Fanciful peacock entryway with custom curtain and vintage wall plaques Semi-metallic latex wall paint, blue-green iridescent diamond patterned curtain with cut glass fringe trim, vintage Mid-century peacock wall...

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Filming in the narrow streets near the Presidential Palace in Old Havana, during production of the feature film Papa Havana,...

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Haircloth, felt and wool chest canvas basted in place and lapels rolled and nearly shaped on the tuxedo tailcoat for the cabaret show “NY I Love...

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An access stairwell to the battlements above the moat and drawbridge in an 18th century fortress guarding the Havana harbor Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, Havana,...

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Handmade custom lampshade and art deco patterned stenciled wall, with vintage lamp base and side table Lampshade covered with textured silver fabric and purple & brown grosgrain ribbons. Wall stenciled with a silver acrylic and light gold pigment mix over light grey latex...

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Vintage fur bunny mask worn by Katy Perry Product image, photographed and manipulated for The Golden Closet website...

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“Master copy” of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s 1909 Dancing Girl with Castanets Pastel and charcoal on Arches Ingres...

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Emily Bergl, performing in the second stage of the tear-away gown from her cabaret show “Kidding On the Square”, at the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel in New York Steel grey charmeuse and dark grey silk chiffon, embellished with rhinestone trim Original photo source: The Wall Street Journal: “The Jazz Scene: Hot Tones, Francophones” (September 2,...

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The gruesome job of blood continuity on the puppet for the feature film The Stoning of Soraya M. Dana,...

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On the set of the short film A Fuchsia Elephant (with prop master and fellow gypsy Dave Preston) Los Angeles,...

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Still of the ridiculous pink satin bridesmaid’s dress a woman makes her friend wear in the pilot for the TV series A Side Order of Life Designed by Jane Anderson Original photo source: New York Times: “Friends Last, but Mr. Wrong Is Fungible” (July 13,...

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Happy to give some love to “Carol” from Where the Wild Things Are In the Warner Brothers...

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