Without its ethereal sherbet style palettes, Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides wouldn’t be the same fashion girl-worshipped film; without Kurt Cobain’s green mohair number, the cardigan may not be the same punk rock closet staple. The mastermind behind some of the most memorable movie and music video wardrobes is costume designer Nancy Steiner, who’s been outfitting rock stars and cinematic characters over the last thirty years.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Steiner got her start styling music videos in the ’90s, working with Nirvana, Bjork, No Doubt, the Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie, and more MTV regulars before transitioning to the silver screen. In addition to the legendary Lisbon sisters, she’s dressed fictional folks for directors like Michel Gondry, Roman Coppola, Todd Haynes, and others. (The list goes on, trust.)
Fresh from dreaming up looks for David Lynch’s revival of cult-fave TV show Twin Peaks (landing next March on Showtime), Steiner shares with us her favorite spots in her hometown. Below, read on to find out how she got her stylish foot in the music world, her favorite LA getaways, where she shops these days, and more.
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