The woman who brought back the colorful themes of the 50s in the Emmy winning Amazon web series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is indeed a marvelous costume designer herself. She is a very well deserving talent to bag twin Emmy award for the show and here she shares her experience and secret behind her work of art,
“I come from a painting background,” Zakowska explains. “I myself am personally very excited by color all the time. … I do put a lot of effort, a lot of time, into figuring out a scene like: What would that color be there? What would make sense? … There’s always a sense of a palette.”
“From the time you start shooting, you’re just not going to sleep very much for about six months,” Zakowska says.
“You don’t have a tremendous amount of time with the director, you don’t have a tremendous amount of time with the actress,” Zakowska says. “So you have to be very prepared mentally why you made that choice.”
“Someone says in the script that Midge starts every adventure with an accessory,” Brosnahan says. “And Donna has really taken that to heart. Her clothes are her armor. Her clothes are how she presents her inner life to the outside world. Donna understands that so intimately.”
“I’m certainly not wearing corsets that are as tight or uncomfortable as I’m sure someone like Midge would have been wearing,” Brosnahan says. “But there are many layers of foundation garments. You know, I have pantyhose on and sometimes two petticoats layered together.”