Title: Costume Designer Michelle Cole Secures 8th Emmy Nomination
Written by: Nikoleta Morales
Michelle R. Cole is one of the most important costume designers working today. Cole recently received her 8th Emmy nomination and her 4th Emmy nomination for her vibrant and evocative costume designs on ABC’s Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated show Black-ish, starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. Cole had previously received 4 Emmy nominations for her work on Fox’s Emmy-winning In Living Color, starring Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey.
Journalist Nikoleta Morales spoke with the legendary talent about her success over the years, tips for emerging designers, and seizing opportunities to learn.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cole fell in love with costume design at the age of 15 after seeing George Cukor’s My Fair Lady, and has been, for the past three decades, sharing her vibrant and evocative designs on groundbreaking TV-shows and film alike.
Her costumes have also been featured on TV-shows such as Image Award-nominated Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi; Netflix’s #blackAF, starring Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones; Fox’s Martin, starring Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell; The WB’s Image Award-winning The Steve Harvey Show, starring Steve Harvey; NBC’s Love Bites, starring Becki Newton and Jordana Spiro; Fox’s Peabody Award-winning The Bernie Mac Show, starring Bernie Mac; and on films such as Columbia Pictures’ action-comedy Mo’Money, starring Damon Wayans; and many more.
Cole has also styled some of the biggest stars, such as Whitney Houston, Miles Davis, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Cindy Crawford, Michael Jordan, Stevie Wonder, and Busta Rhymes, while working alongside legendary costume designers such as Palmer Brown and Ret Turner. Cole also worked on major advertising campaigns for Pepsi, Nike, Honda and Coca-Cola.
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