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Eric Daman
Eric Daman is the costume designer for the CW’s hit show, “Gossip Girl” and recently the designer for the pilot “The Carrie Diaries”, Candace Bushnell’s prequel to “sex and the city”. Prior to that, he was the assistant designer to Patricia Field on “Sex in the City.” And was part of the EMMY Award winning team. In March, Allure named him one of the seven influencers “who could change everything about the way we look.” His work on “Gossip Girl” has been lauded on the front page The New York Times and in InStyle, People, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, US Weekly, USA Today, Nylon, Star, Life & Style, and other publications. His first book, You Know You Want It: Style—Inspiration—Confidence, sold out all over and NYC and is quickly becoming a sought after collectable.

Daman’s fashion career was born in Paris, where he studied French literature at the Sorbonne. While there, he was discovered by the photographer Steven Meisel. Daman modeled with Kate Moss for several Calvin Klein campaigns and appeared on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue. He also modeled for other legendary talents like Mario Testino , Peter Lindberg and Pierre & Gilles.

It was during this time that Daman discovered that he loved styling. He moved to New York and began work as a stylist, designing shoots for Terry Richardson and for Spin, id, The Face, Visionnaire, and other magazines. Later Daman was brought on as assistant designer to Patricia Field as she and Sarah Jessica Parker were looking to give “Sex & the City” a downtown editorial edge in seasons 2, 3, and 4. He was awarded an Emmy for his work.

Daman’s big-screen film credits include costume design for Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger in The Door in the Floor, Adrian Grenier in his break out role in “The Adventures of Sebastian Cole”, Willem Dafoe in Anamorph, Russell Crowe and Laura Dern in Tenderness, Isabella Rossellini and Hayden Panettiere in The Architect, and Gretchen Mol in Train Wreck.

Recently Daman has branched out into the fashion market place creating a very successful (and very affordable) line of hosiery for DKNY, Party Dresses for Charlotte Russe, (after serving as their creative director ) as well as serving as stylist and creative director for Macy’s Menswear private Label Threads & Heirs. Most recently he collaborated with Swarovski to create a beautiful line of accessories for their Atelier collection

Daman has appeared on Project Runway allstars hamming it up with Ms Piggy as celebrity guest judge, America’s next top model serving both as celebrity stylist and judge, MTV’s The 7, E!, The Rachael Ray Show, and on the CW’s high fashion showcase special “Making It”. He lives in New York.

Blog Entries by Eric Daman

From Scandalous Calvin Klein Model to Emmy Winning Costume Designer... How Did I Do It?

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Picture Paris, 1994: A starry-eyed American grad student walks to his 20th Arrondissement apartment, enters the small one-bedroom and presses play on his answering machine (remember those?). Suddenly, the world stops as he hears, "This is Steven Meisel's office in NY, we are looking for Eric...

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'Gossip Girl' And The Fashion Blogger Revolution

(3) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 3:02 PM

Just last week I was attending a wonderful launch party at Soaked on the rooftop of the Mondrian SoHo. It was just full of bloggers aka tastemakers, influencers -- anything ending in "-ers," actually -- all chatting about their agents and their newest capitalist opportunities. I'm not sure when bloggers...

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