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Karolyn Kiisel

Karolyn Kiisel designs out of her spacious downtown Los Angeles loft, which is also a workshop for costume and fashion designers and an event space. She has taught fashion for over 20 years at Otis College of Art & Design and Woodbury University. Her book, Draping,The Complete Courseis a handbook for the fashion aficionado and a textbook for the serious fashion student. Bon Bon Pink, Karolyn’s new accessory line, is her latest passion. Fashion designs from her past collections include lingerie, evening and cocktail dresses, sportswear and childrens’ wear and have been sold at fine retailers such as Barney’s New York, and Bergdorf Goodman, have appeared on the red carpet, and graced the cover of Womens’ Wear Daily. A graduate of UC Berkeley, her costume designs have appeared widely on screen and stage. Recent designs for orchestras and opera soloists include those worn by the Los Angeles Master Chorale.