Design For Film & Television...
Deirdra E. Govan is an accomplished costume designer for film and television currently residing in the New York City. She has carefully crafted a robust portfolio with over 20 years of professional experience in the film, fashion, and design industries. Her body of work has culminated into an intriguing multidisciplinary approach to visual storytelling with a multidimensional point of view – a true intersection of substance and style.
As a design innovator, Deirdra’s greatest inspirations originate from her time spent traveling abroad and living in Paris, France. Her global experiences and out-of-the-box design sensibilities have informed her craft. Her insights on fashion, history, art, and design thinking are driven by her curiosity of cultural anthropology, the psychology of clothing, the importance of individual style, design activism and social change.
Deirdra’s diverse feature film credits most recently include Netflix’s 1980's hip-hop drama "Roxanne Roxanne" as assistant costume designer, and the soon-to-be-released screen adaptation of the Walter Dean Myers novel, "Monster,” directed by Anthony Mandler. She was the costume designer for the William H. Macy's dramedy, "Krystal,” and the highly anticipated 2018 Sundance birthed project ”Sorry To Bother You,” directed by Boots Riley.
When not creating narratives through clothing, Deirdra's focus is on designing experiential environments. Her most recent design work is on display at "The Equal Justice Initiatives" new "The Legacy Museum" From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration. Located in Montgomery, Alabama, this narrative museum uses interactive media, sculpture, videography, compelling visuals and exhibits to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade and the history of racial terrorism in America.
Her work has been featured in notable publications including The New York Times, Surface Magazine, Haute Living, Time Out Magazine, BuzzFeed, Collider, Ebert.com, and Deadline to name a few, putting her at the forefront as a design and style influencer.
Holding a Master’s of Science in Interior Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Deirdra also studied at the prestigious Parsons School of Design pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in the undergraduate program majoring in Fashion Design and while simultaneously completing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Strategic Design and Management.
Deirdra splits her time between Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York and lives with her fiancé and their dog.