Lauren Gaston is an award-winning costume designer and illustrator whose work spans film, TV, theatre, dance and print.
Lauren develops the visual identity for companies around the world. Over the last decade, Lauren has designed 50+ productions across North & South America, Europe, and Asia. Her design work has been featured by The Juilliard School in NYC and The A.A. Bakruhshin State Theatre Museum in Russia. While Lauren currently calls New York City base camp, she is a woman at home in the world.
Lauren is a professional problem solver. Lauren tailors design solutions to fit the unique vision of each company she collaborates with. She has assisted in communicating and implementing design standards for multi-million dollar productions and overseen the workflow of costume builds in Hong Kong and New York City. Whether designing a re-imagined classic or developing a drag show with a waste management company, Lauren employs historical context but also enjoys drawing outside of the lines.
Lauren loves storytelling. Costumes are Lauren’s current medium of choice for shaping characters and narrative, and she enjoys the window into history that textiles provide. Lauren is drawn to highly collaborative, curious, cross-genre and movement-based work. She cares deeply about stories that herald new voices and ideas and collaborations that approach the creative process through a lens of sustainability.
Publications and Award Winning Work
Passion & Projects
Lauren has had the pleasure of working with the following production companies (Selected):
• The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts
• FIOS Americas (Brazil)
• La Musica Lirica (Italy)
• The Juilliard School (NYC)
• The Metropolitan Opera (NYC)
• New York Stage and Film (NYC)
Lauren has a passion for sustainability. Along with colleague Megan Quarles, Lauren develops sustainable oriented events, including panels and workshops with NYC’s leading textile recycling company, FABSCRAP. Stay tuned for green-centric events near you!
Lauren’s latest work can be found in Moscow, Russia as part of the international project, Innovative Costume Design of the 21st Century: The Next Generation, exhibited at the A.A. Bakruhshin State Theatre Museum through August 31st, 2019.
Her design work has been funded by USITT, published in The Art and Practice of Costume Design and awarded 1st place by The American Folk Art Museum in NYC in the museum’s Couture Sketch Contest.
Lauren is a fast-walking, proud member of both IATSE Local USA 829 and IATSE Local 764.