2012 June 19

Gossip Girl Costume Designer Eric Daman's Next Project: A Web Reality Series!

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Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes of the chic costuming extravaganza that (still!) is Gossip Girl? Fret not! Check out The Daman Chronicles, a new web reality series brought to you by Swarovski. Chic hit up Eric Daman, the whiz of a costume designer who singlehandly helped sell approximately 5,0291,846 headbands far beyond the UES (and a whole lot more!), for the scoop...

How'd the web series come about? 

I teamed up with Swarovski, which is such an iconic and supportive brand. I was really hoping to showcase their stellar accessories and behind-the-scenes, " day in the life" type of thing. I'm also showing viewers how to accessorize a favorite accessory and literally how to build an outfit around a statement or signature piece! 

Who are your cameos on the series?
Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, or Jane Birkin. Oh, and Karl Lagerfeld of course! 

What's your fave reality show du moment? 
RuPaul's Drag Race. 

What kind of reality show can you simply not stand?

It's a guilty pleasure for me, so I'm kind of into most of them....

Which Gossip Girl character is currently the most fun to dress?
I love them all! It would be like picking a favorite child. They're all so different and amazing, it's impossible to choose. I did have a great time and a bit of a crush on Liz Hurley last season, though. 

Who's had the most interesting wardrobe evolution over the years on GG?

Blair has really evolved from being "Queen B" at Constance Billard, in her color-coordinated school uniform and headbands, to being a real life Gossip Girl princess in Vera Wang at her wedding. 

What kinds of Gossip Girl scenes are the most fun for you to concoct costumes for?
I love all the dream sequences and period inspired soirees.

Examples, please!  
Serena as Marilyn [Monroe] singing "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend," and Blair as any Audrey [Hepburn] incarnation.

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