Ellen Mirojnick

Costume Designer, Mentor of the Short in Costume Design - Summer edition

Ellen Mirojnick, a renowned costume designer based in New York City, has a diverse background in fine art, photography, and fashion. With her education from prestigious institutions like the High School of Music and Art, The School of Visual Arts, and Parsons School of Design, she paved her successful path in the fashion industry and eventually found herself in Hollywood. Mirojnick’s contemporary design approach has influenced iconic characters and earned her numerous accolades.

She has been nominated twice for both BAFTA and Emmy® Awards, winning the latter for her work in Behind the Candelabra. Her costume design in Starship Troopers earned her a Saturn Award in 1998, while her creativity in Wall Street was recognized with the Cutty Sark Menswear Award. Mirojnick has been repeatedly nominated for the CDG Award, winning for Behind the Candelabra,The Knick, and Maleficent Mistress of Evil. In addition, she received the esteemed Career Achievement Award in 2016.

Mirojnick’s collaborations range from renowned filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Tony and Ridley Scott, Angelina Jolie, to artist Richard Phillips for the 2011 Venice Biennale. Her work has been featured in international fashion publications and exhibitions, and she has also shared her expertise through lectures at prestigious institutions.

Her recent projects include films like The Greatest Showman, Maleficent Mistress of Evil, Oppenheimer, and the highly successful series Bridgerton. Mirojnick’s talent continues to shape the fusion of fashion, art, and film, solidifying her as a notable figure in these industries.