The Mindy Project costume designer Salvador Perez- has been elected President of the Costume Designers Guild, it was announced yesterday.
Perez — also known for his work on Castle, Veronica Mars, and the 2012’s Pitch Perfect — has been a Guild member for 18 years, previously serving as the organization’s vice president and head of the member directory. He currently oversees the CDG’s website. Perez succeeds Mary Rose (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, T.J. Hooker) who was elected president in 2007.
“The way women wear and buy designer clothes now is so different from women in the ’50s and ’60s,” Perez, who designed Lindsay Lohan’s wardrobe for the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, told EW last year. “Elizabeth Taylor didn’t go to Vera Wang to have her wedding dress [for her marriage to Richard Burton] made, she went to her [favorite] film costume designer.”
Emmy-nominated costume designer Cate Adair (Hatfields & McCoys, Desperate Housewives, The District) was named vice president. Brigitta Romanov (Entourage, Jane by Design) will continue on as the assistant costume designer representative.
New board members include Christopher Lawrence (Ray Donovan), Mary Vogt (Men in Black, Batman Returns), Kristin Burke (Insidious: Chapter 2), Jennifer Soulages (Saw), Jacqueline Saint Anne (Quantum Leap), Cliff Chally (Designing Women), and Barbara Inglehart (The Artist).
The Costume Designers Guild was first established in 1953 by a group of 30 costume designers and has since expanded to include 800 designers who work in film, television, and commercials.