Eric Daman


“Mr. Daman is arguably as integral to the creation of the CW soap’s character as the show’s writers.”
— The New York Times


eric_daman_gossip_girl_in_parisCOSTUME DESIGN— Eric Daman is the costume designer of CWTV’s The Carrie Diaries, prequel to Sex and the City. For its six season duration as a hit television series Daman designed the costumes seen on Gossip Girl. Daman’s career as costume designer for television began with assisting Patricia Field on Sex & the City for 3 seasons— the team was awarded an Emmy for their work together in 2002. For film Daman began with The Adventures of Sebastian Cole which introduced Adrian Grenier and Clark Gregg, the first of ten feature films to his credit, the most recent being the 2012 release Fun Size. Others 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.


Pretty Provocative: Eric Daman's RTW Party Dress for Charlotte RusseFASHION & STYLE— As an American in Paris, Daman was discovered as a fashion model by Steven Meisel and appeared with Kate Moss for several of the photographer’s Calvin Klein campaigns. Daman was featured on the cover of L’Uomo Vogue, worked with highly respected photographic talents including Mario Testino, Peter Lindberg, Terry Richardson, and Pierre & Gilles and appeared was a runway model in Paris for Comme des Garcons, Versace and Jean-Paul Gualtier after receiving his French Literature degree from the Paris Sorbonne. While in front of the camera Daman was first exposed to the art of styling behind it. Professional styling for magazines began with New York freelance assignments at Spin, ID, The Face, Ray Gun,Visionnaire, Out and others. Daman was also a runway stylist for several collections by fashion sensation Miguel Adrover. Daman collaborates with leading brands including Century 21, Maybelline NY, Swarovski, Charlotte Russe, DKNY, Threads & Heirs, Vitamin Water, Nine West, Payless Shoes, and Henri Bendel’s. Daman’s first guide to personal style is titled You Know You Want It: Style – Inspiration – Confidence.


eric_daman_projectrunway_s12IN THE MEDIA— Daman’s work on and off-screen has appeared in leading news, fashion, lifestyle publications, websites, and television including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Hollywood Reporter. On television, Daman has appeared on E!News and The Rachel Ray Show, was 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 and within fashion related documentaries including Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman and Call It A Balance In The Unbalance.




Highlights

2015
Costume designer for Astronaut Wives Club, an ABC tv miniseries;
Costume designer for Broad Squad, an ABC tv pilot;
Costume designer for Billions, a Showtime cable series.

2014
Costume designer for The D.U.F.F., by Lionsgate Home Entertainment and CBS Films.

2013
Costume designer for The Carrie Diaries tv series;
Appeared as a commentator on TVGN’s Most Iconic Looks On TV special;
Appeared as a guest judge on Project Runway Season 12, Episode 2;
Official summer style ambassador for Century 21 department stores.

2012
Costume designer for Gossip Girl tv series;
Jewelry designer of “Native Modern” collection by Eric Daman for Atelier Swarovski;
Appeared as the subject of Swarovski reality mini-series The Daman Chronicles;
Appeared as a guest judge on Project Runway All Stars tv series.

2011
Costume designer for Gossip Girl tv series;
Costume designer for Fake Empire’s 2012 feature release Fun Size;
Hosiery designer a hosiery collection Eric Daman for DKNY;
Appeared as guest judge and wardrobe stylist on America’s Next Top Model tv series;
Appeared in video short Exposing Gossip Girl: Making Episode 418;
Appeared in video short Bisoux à Paris!;
Appeared in video documentary Call It A Balance In The Unbalance;
VitaminWater Style Council Member and Design Competition judge.

2010
Costume designer for Gossip Girl tv series;
Fashion designer for menswear collection Eric Daman for Threads & Heirs;
Fashion designer for womenswear collection Eric Daman for Charlotte Russe;
Appeared as a guest on The Tyra Banks Show tv series;
Appeared in MTV’s The City tv series;
Appeared in CWTV’s Fashion Forward: Making It documentary;
Guest host for Nine West and Nordstrom partnership launch tour.

2009
Costume designer for Gossip Girl tv series;
Costume designer for the film Tenderness;
Appeared in video short Stylish Confessions: The Fashion of Gossip Girl;
Appeared in video short Gossip Girl: Faces Behind the Design;
Launched 1st book You Know You Want It: Style—Inspiration—Confidence.

2008
Costume designer for Gossip Girl tv series;
Served as Creative Director for Charlotte Russe;
Appeared as a guest on The Rachel Ray Show talk show;
Costume designer for the film The Guitar.

2007
Costume designer for Gossip Girl tv series;
Costume designer for films Anamorph and American Loser.

  1. #1 by StylishSydneyStudent on April 25, 2015 - 6:41 am

    Hi Eric.

    Most people call me a very stylish individual as I often wear the “most stylish” clothes.

    I had fallen in love with Blair’s dress in Gossip Girl which was worn by Blair in Season 4. It is Ralph Lauren RTW 2008 Spring Collection, the same collection which featured the stunning yellow number worn by Serena at Lily’s wedding in Season 1. It is a halter neck, silk and floral pale blue.

    I was curious where I could get my hands on it?

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