Ep. 1: Katie Irish of The Americans Talks Costume Design

Katie Irish Costume Designer

Katie Irish began as an assistant shopper for The Americans in season one. By the end of the series, she was the longest-running, leading costume designer on the show.

In this episode of Designing the Void, Katie tells us what she’s learned along the way: about building costumes for period pieces and for stunt scenes, about using music as a primary research tool, and — of course — about how to move up in the department.

“I love designing for the whole. I love knowing that, in this season around Episode 6, this character starts to unravel. I can think that up in Episode 4 if I know about it.”

Katie Irish

She is best known for work on The Americans. Find out more on her website, IMDb, and Instagram.

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