'Game of Thrones' Costume Designer Brings Expertise to UCLA

Game of Thrones S05E09 Still - Publicity - H 2016
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Game of Thrones S05E09 Still - Publicity - H 2016

Two-time Emmy winner Michele Clapton will share her wisdom with students at the School of Theater, Film and Television.

The Swarovski Designer in Residence program, now in its third year at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television, has named Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton as its Designer in Residence for 2016. The two-time Emmy Award winner follows in the footsteps of Academy Award-winning designers James Acheson (The Last Emperor) and Sandy Powell (Carol, Cinderella)

Clapton, who has been nominated for five Emmys for her work on HBO's cult hit (but is not signed on for the show's sixth season), will share her expertise as a mentor for UCLA TFT graduate students in the field of design. In addition to Game of Thrones, the English designer's resume includes the BBC's The Diary of Anne Frank and Sense & Sensibility as well as the upcoming film Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman and James Franco.

Joining Clapton in residence is hairstylist Silvia Baker, whose work includes Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and SilkwoodBaker has been named as the MAC Cosmetics Artist in Residency in Make-up and Hair Design for the second year in a row. Beginning this spring quarter, Baker will teach a course about the importance of hair and makeup in film.