From some of the most iconic '90s grunge music videos, to Sofia Coppola's first two films, to Showtime's upcoming "Twin Peaks" revival, costume designer Nancy Steiner's resumé reads like the Facebook profile of an incoming NYU freshman trying desperately to make sure they come across as cool and indie post-high school.
But Steiner's career has been anything but desperate. In the mid-'80s, unsure of what she wanted to do, Steiner started working at NaNa, a Los Angeles punk clothing institution of sorts and the United States' first-ever distributor of Doc Martens. It became a resource for stylists she would go on to assist, and as the golden age of music videos was in full swing, she naturally became a go-to for bands including R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, No Doubt and Nirvana. She even put Kurt Cobain in that iconic green cardigan for "Come As You Are."
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