Eric Daman is an Emmy® Award winning costume designer, Costume Design Guild nominee, clothing designer, jewelry designer, fashion stylist, author and television personality. Daman is the current brand ambassador for Century 21 Department Stores and has collaborated with top brands including Maybelline NY, Swarovski, Charlotte Russe, DKNY, Threads & Heirs, Vitamin Water, Nine West, Payless Shoes, and Henri Bendel’s. Currently Daman is the costume designer of CWTV’s The Carrie Diaries, prequel to Sex and the City. Daman costume designed the hit television series Gossip Girl for its six season run; and assisted Patricia Field on HBO's Sex and the City. Daman costume designed 10 feature films, most recently the 2012 Nickelodeon release Fun Size. Earlier big-screen titles are The Door in the Floor with Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger, Anamorph with Willem Dafoe, Tenderness with Russell Crowe and Laura Dern, The Architect with Isabella Rossellini and Hayden Panettiere, Train Wreck with Gretchen Mol, and The Guitar directed by Amy Redford. Daman’s work on and off-screen has appeared in leading news, fashion, lifestyle publications and online outlets including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Hollywood Reporter, People, and InStyle. On television, Daman has appeared on E!News and The Rachel Ray Show, as a guest judge on Season 12 of Project Runway, Season 16 of America’s Next Top Model, Season 2 of Project Runway All-Stars; within fashion documentaries including Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman and Call It A Balance In The Unbalance. Daman authored a personal style guide, You Know You Want It: Style – Inspiration – Confidence, in 2010.
I went Vintage Shopping (AKA #thrifting) with @thejordanalexander (AKA #JulienCalloway) and #SPOTTED an armful of one-of-a-kinds worthy of @GossipGirl @Procell #vintageclothingstore in #NYC!
Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2021
Posted in Billions on April 17, 2016
When Jane Carlson from The Hollywood Reporter, asked me about Maggie Siff’s character’s powerful, streamlined style on the Showtime series, Billions, I said “The minute she walks through the office you know you don’t want to f–k with her.”
Check out The Hollywood Reporter‘s full article “Billions” Costume Designer dishes on Wendy Rhoades’ enviable looks and the difference between designing for Billions compared to The Carrie Diaries or Gossip Girl.
When Vogue.com’s Senior Culture Writer Julia Felsenthal asked me about my costume designer’s backstory on The Astronaut Wives Club, I said “We’re not doing men in great suits and women in New York silhouettes. We’re starting in middle America, and having this journey with the wives as they grow into themselves and learn about life and style.”
But I can’t go without giving props to our prop master Jonathan R. Hodges for working with costumes to source vintage styles from American Optical, Persol, and Ray-Ban. It’s one of those gray areas where costumes and props converge. Julia Felsenthal notes “The finishing touch [in] finding each woman the perfect pair of shades [is major] because nobody needs eye protection like an astronaut’s wife, for whom staring up at the sky is basically an occupational hazard.”
Check out Vogue.com’s full article by Julia Felsenthal From Lisa Loeb to the Astronaut Wives: Why Cat-Eye Glasses Are Cool Again, to find out why Vogue.com’s Fashion News Director, Chioma Nnadi, likes them so much. And get ready for your next post-MadMen fashion fix this week with episode two of The Astronaut Wives Club, “Protocol.”
Ready for lift off and meet the first ladies of space! Tune in tomorrow night after you watch the first 5 minutes of ABC’s “The Astronaut Wives Club” now via YouTube.
#AstronautWives #sneakpeek #preview #countdown
Posted in Astronaut Wives Club on June 16, 2015
“The style evolution of each wife is a sign of the times and a sign of their personal evolution as well. For the men it was about being launched into space, but for the wives it was about being launched into a social stratosphere. I tried to tell a fashion-as-final-frontier story tracking time and self-discovery with each outfit selection. The transformation from everyday army wife in a homemade shirt waist dress to social butterfly best dressed in a Pucci pantsuit!”
If you think that Leighton Meester wore Blair’s signature headbands off the lot or that Kiernan Shipka slipped a ’60s-era “Mad Men” dress into her bag at the end of the day, think again.
Get to know the first ladies of space with The Astronaut Wives Club, premiering Thursday June 18 at 8|7c on ABC. #AstronautWives
GOSSIP GIRL BFF & NY handbag designer MICHELLE VALE is launching the shoe every woman is pining for this summer. SOAK was founded in 2014 with former Fashion Editor ELENA CORSANO to create a stylish alternative for what-to-slip-on when the stilettos slide off!
SOAKs are perfectly practical. They’ll get you to yoga and out for brunch in comfort and style while chic enough to work in, paired with a pencil skirt, a blouse and blazer. They’re sleek and innovative slides, created with custom technology, actual arch support for work/play footwear featuring eco-friendly comfort, and non-ironic vegan style! Designed here in New York City and crafted in Kennebunk, Maine, SOAK sandals are leading the way for SOAK rain boots, flats, eyewear and more — for the best of both worlds.
GIVE SOAK A KICK! Get a pair of SOAK sandals from the very first production run and receive them — in the color selection of your choice — along with a durable carry pouch! The SOAK KICKSTART CAMPAIGN is in the home stretch so you’ll have to be quick! With a week to go they’ve gathered $20,000 and parted with 300 pairs already — just to show you how much the ladies are loving them!
FASHION 411: Have you seen Michelle’s hot new Balancé Totes?
Slide into a pair of SOAKs and with one of Michelle’s new Balancé Totes on your arm you’ll be Totes Chic head-to-toe! Check out the Balancé Leather Tote in Perforated Nude, the Balancé Linen Tote in Hot Pink, or the Balancé Custom Python Crimson Red Tote with Steel Grey.
Claire Coghlan asked for my thoughts on the legacy left behind by the tragic loss of these two true red carpet fahion and style stars. In remembering Oscar De La Renta and L’Wren Scott we pay tribute to their amazing talents and honor their contributions to the magic of fashion on the red carpet. The online piece (see Variety.com) is a longer version of the print story (above).