“Life is too short not to look your absolute most fabulous every day. My pieces are made for those who dare to be different.”
— RENÉE NICOLE GRAY
Renée’s wearable art and costume designs have been seen on screen and on stages worldwide, including in productions for E! Network, DDMC TV (Netherlands), The NY Theatre Festival and more. The New York Times has noted Renée’s fashion creations twice. Her most acclaimed creations include a piano hat made from a real keyboard, a dress made from over 600 playing cards for the NYC Resort Worlds Casino opening and the “Metro Skirt” made from NYC Subway maps. Renée is an expert at hand beading and rhinestoning, with some of her pieces featuring over 100,000 hand placed crystals.
Renée’s forte is making fashion from unexpected and recycled materials. She has been making costumes and wearable art pieces since childhood. At age 13 she once made a Rose costume replica from the “Titanic” movie from scratch to wear for Halloween. People were so impressed, she had a hard time getting candy because they kept wanting photos with her. Renée is entirely self taught. She became more advanced in fashion construction while working for nine years as a top Lady Gaga impersonator, which required her to make and rhinestone her own costumes and accessories. Renée’s favorite designers include Guo Pei, Rei Kawakubo, Irene Sharaff, Coco Chanel, Edith Head, Youssef Rizkallah, Bob Mackie, Rudi Gernreich, Christian Siriano and Leigh Bowery. To contact Renée for styling, costume design or custom pieces email firstname.lastname@example.org