Before becoming an Emmy-nominated costume designer Meghan Kasperlik made a name for herself in the world of feature films after first cutting her teeth in the fashion industry and then television.
Out of college she jumped at the opportunity to work with the legendary Patricia Field (Emmy winner for Sex and the City, Oscar nominee for The Devil Wears Prada). Building her resume on shows like Hope & Faith, Cashmere Mafia and Royal Pains, Meghan made the jump to feature films, working as an assistant costume designer on The Dark Knight Rises, American Hustle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Noah and Joy before being the head costume designer on Little Accidents, Crown Heights and It Comes at Night.
Her work on Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes brought her to the HBO movie that would earn her her first Emmy nomination, Bahrani’s update of Fahrenheit 451 which made its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon.
In my interview with Meghan the Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes Emmy-nominee talks about her approach to color and texture when she designs, how she’s an expert second-hand shopper and some of her costume design inspirations and favorites of all time (including Keira Knightley’s iconic green gown from Atonement).
You can see some of Meghan’s most recent work on the upcoming second season of Netflix’s The OA.
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This interview runs 23m
Opening: “Fahrenheit 451” from Fahrenheit 451 music by Matteo Zingales and Antony Partos (Milan Music)
Closing: “Resurrection” from Fahrenheit 451 music by Matteo Zingales and Antony Partos (Milan Music)