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CIC FEATURES- HELEN UFFNER VINTAGE CLOTHING, LLC

An iconic staple in the costume industry, Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing , LLC. is this week's CIC Feature.

From superstars like Beyonce, Brad Pitt, Winona Ryder and Robert De Niro to institutions like SNL, Helen Uffner’s collection has been worn by practically everybody and has been an invaluable part of countless productions.

Join us as we learn more about Helen, her background that led her into the entertainment industry, take a peek at her incredible collection and find out how she is navigating through this pandemic. Hosted by Industry Associate Edwin Schiff Edited by CIC Volunteer Jordan Schneider

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CIC FEATURES- ARNOLD S. LEVINE MILLINERY AND CRAFTS

Arnold S. Levine Millinery & Crafts is one of the CIC’s Milliners and Craftsmen. Join us as we take a moment to learn more about Arnold’s long career ranging from teaching, designing, to today running his own millinery shop right here in NYC Garment District. Arnold’s work can be seen across so many platforms, cruise ships, ballets, Broadway and beyond. Arnold says it best, we are optimistic and ready to get back to doing what we love to do! Hosted by Industry Associate Edwin Schiff, Edited edited by CIC Volunteer Batya Reich and Produced by CIC Member Bethany Itterly and Brian Blythe

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CIC FEATURES- GILIBERTO DESIGNS, INC.

We are so excited to share our next CIC Feature, Giliberto Designs, Inc. This family business has been passed down through generations and carries so much history. We hope we did their story justice and captured the joy these gentlemen bring to their shop and craft every day. Their clientele ranges from private clients like Jordan Belfort to Broadway like Ain't Too Proud the Musical and TV/Film like The Sopranos, The Joker and the upcoming film Respect.  Hosted by Industry Associate Edwin Schiff, Edited by CIC Volunteer Jordan Schneider and Produced by CIC Member Bethany Itterly

CIC FEATURES- COLIN DAVIS JONES STUDIOS

Presenting one of our younger CIC Members Colin Davis Jones Studios. CDJS is located in the Garment District and works with all types of clientele ranging from the Broadway Stage like Hamilton to TV and Film to Major Dance Companies like Alvin Ailey and San Francisco Ballet. Colin is not only a member of the CIC, he is also one of the many valuable volunteers that help keep the CIC operating! Produced by Industry Associate Edwin Schiff and edited by CIC Volunteer Alyssa Finfer

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CIC FEATURES- POLLY KINNEY BEADING

For today’s Feature we dive deeper into the work of Polly Kinney, a beader and bead pattern designer. Polly’s work is diverse and spans several decades. She has worked on productions for Broadway, Opera, Dance and more. Produced by Industry Associate Edwin Schiff and edited by CIC Volunteer Batya Reich

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CIC FEATURES- JEFF FENDER STUDIOS

We are back at it again with our Features series! Today we present Jeff Fender of Feff Fender Studio. JFS, located in Brooklyn, NY, is a specialty fabric painter who’s credits span over 20 years for Broadway, television and film. Join Industry Associate Edwin Schiff as he learns about Jeff’s incredible art form and his passion for the craft.

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CIC FEATURES- CIC RELIEF FUND

We are in such deep appreciation to everyone who has shared our story and donated to our fight for survival. THANK YOU! Please continue to spread the word. Our existence is in limbo and our contributions to the Arts and Culture sectors are great. We fight another day with our champions (you) at our side.

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CIC FEATURES- MIO DESIGN NYC, LLC.

A conversation with Mio Guberinic, a costume artisan who marries 21st century technology with hand crafted art.

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CIC FEATURES- PENN & FLETCHER, INC.

A conversation with Ernie Smith, founder and owner of Penn & Fletcher, Inc. Get a peek into one of the last remaining embroidery companies in New York City.

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CIC FEATURES- BETHANY JOY COSTUMES, INC.

A conversation with Bethany Itterly, founder and owner of Bethany Joy Costumes, Inc. as she shares her journey from a soccer player in North Carolina to costume shop owner in New York City.

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CIC FEATURES- PARSONS-MEARES LTD.

The first of our CIC Features series.

A conversation with Sally Ann of Parsons-Meares, LTD. as she recounts her incredible history and incalculable contributions to the entertainment industry.

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CIC FEATURES- INTRODUCTION

Every Thursday the Costume Industry Coalition will release a new video providing a window into the costume industry, sharing the unique specialties of our members, some history, and our struggle with the COVID-19 public health crisis and the subsequent closures of all live entertainment venues and TV and film sets.

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