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Victoria (Tori) Sterling Kelly (She/They) is a New York and Los Angeles based Designer and Technician with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Costume Design and Technology from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and pursuing their Masters Degree in Costume Studies at New York University. 

 

Tori is experienced in garment construction for celebrity clients including Cardi B, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Young The Giant, and GRYFFIN, specializing in costumes for highly stylized photoshoots, music videos and tours. Tori is uniquely trained with a strong background in lingerie and swimwear, while also boasting proficiency in thermoplastics and foam construction, draping, flat patterning, and garment construction, as well as being an Eveden certified bra fitter. 

 

In addition to their passion for elaborate Costume Construction, Tori is incredibly enthusiastic about historical dress, having spent a semester studying at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and with Jenny Tiramani at The School of Historical Dress in London, England. Tori has worked at The Madison Historical Society as well as the Brooklyn Museum on garment preparation and mounting for collections documentation and photography as well as large scale museum exhibitions. They are currently a Masters Degree Candidate at New York University with a focus on pattern documentation of extant garments in museum and personal collections.

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Resume

CHRISHABANA - [Undisclosed Project]                                                Specialty Patternmaker                                                 2022

Space Dogs - MCC Theatre                                                                     Costume Technician                                                       2022

CHRISHABANA - [Undisclosed Project]                                                Specialty Patternmaker                                                 2022

THE MINT MUSEUM (North Carolina).                                                Robe De Style For  Tae Smith                                         2022

Exhibition Dresser/Display Technician                                                              

 

LIL NAS X [Halloween 2021] - CHRISHABANA                                   Specialty Patternmaker                                                 2021

CHRISHABANA - [Undisclosed Project]                                                Specialty Patternmaker                                                 2021

DOJA CAT - Handstand ft.                                                                      Specialty Patternmaker                                                 2021

French Montana & Saweetie

(Music Video) - CHRISHABANA

 

DOJA CAT - Woman (Music                                                                    Specialty Patternmaker                                                 2021

Video) - CHRISHABANA

Nollywood Dreams - MCC Theatre                                                        Costume Technician                                                       2021

 

CHRISTIAN DIOR: Designer                                                                   Exhibition Dresser/Display                                           2021

of Dreams (The Brooklyn                                                                         Technician

Museum) - Christian Dior Couture

 

CARDI B - Rumors (Music                                                                       Specialty Patternmaker                                                 2021

Video) - CHRISHABANA

NYU Tisch - Graduate Costume Shop                                                     Costume Technician                                                     2021

 

The Madison Historical Society.                                                                Exhibition Dresser/Display Technician                      2020

Parfait Lingerie                                                                                          Assistant Technical Designer                                       2020

 

The Masked Singer - CBS Television                                                        Costume Technician                                                     2019

 

Interscope Records - GRYFFIN                                                                 Specialty Patternmaker                                               2019

 

Young The Giant - US Tour                                                                       Costume Technician/Embellishments                        2019

Education

NYU Steinhardt                                                                                                                                                       

-MA Costume Studies                                                                                                                                                                    2023

Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts

-BFA Costume Design and Technology (Honors/ Dean's List)                                                                                                    2020

Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre - London, England                                                                               2019 

The School of Historical Dress - London, England                                                                                                                       2019 

Awards

Dean's List - All Semesters

Honors - All Semesters

Mason Gross Student Funding Award - Spring 2020

Related Skills

- Corsetry and Lingerie Fitting and Construction - Fabric Dyeing - Eveden Certified Bra Fitter - Mould Making - Heat Pressing - Draping -  Flat Patterning - -Lingerie Patterning - Industrial Sewing Machines - Industrial Sergers -Thermoplastics and Foam Construction - Machine and Hand Embroidery - Millinery - Cross Stitch - Digital and Traditional Rendering - Rhinestoning - Original Practice Shakespeare - Historical Garment Pattern Lifting -  Illustrator - Photoshop - Microsoft Suit - 

 

References Available Upon Request

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