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Stacey Battat’s latest projects as costume designer are writer/director Shana Feste’s Love Don’t Let Me Down, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, and Leighton Meester; and the television series How to Make It in America, which will air its second season in 2011. She also designed the costumes for the latter’s first season.
Early in her career, Ms. Battat worked for iconic designer Marc Jacobs. She segued to working as a fashion stylist full-time, going on to amass a portfolio of work with such illustrious photographers as Dusan Reljin, Annie Leibovitz, and Brigitte Lacombe, contributing to Vanity Fair, GQ, W, and other publications.
Her career as a costume designer began when writer/director Zoe Cassavetes requested that she work on the independent feature Broken English, starring Parker Posey. She next designed the costumes for another independent film starring Ms. Posey, Mitchell Lichtenstein’s Happy Tears; for Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s Uncertainty, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lynn Collins; and Will Frears’ Coach, starring Hugh Dancy, Gillian Jacobs, and Mamie Gummer;
Ms. Battat attended New York City’s famed Fashion Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work.