A conversation with Vinilla Burnham – International award winning costume designer.

Posted on July 2, 2013 by in Designers

Have you ever watched a Hollywood blockbuster, or been in awe of an amazing theatre show, or amazed at the costumes on TV and thought “I would love to do that job…” or simply thought, “how do they do that?”. Well, the designer behind many of the international award winning costumes of feature films, theatre, opera, TV commercials, television, ballet and rock and roll is Vinilla Burnham

Vinilla Burnham - International award winning costume designer © Mike Daines 2012

Vinilla Burnham – International award winning costume designer © Mike Daines 2012

Vin Burnham shares her wealth of experience as a costume designer, and a look into the behind the scenes world that many can only dream of in this new conversation from the Shed with the Chandelier. It was an absolute pleasure to speak to Vin and also to get the opportunity to share questions from the members of the Shed with the Chandelier Facebook group. How did she get to design the ‘Living Dress’ for Lady Gaga’s tour: ‘ The Monster Ball’? Where does she get her inspiration?  How do you get started in a career in costume today?

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Click on the arrow to listen to the conversation. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

For an opportunity to attend master classes with Vin in August 2013,please visit this website: 


2 Responses so far.

  1. Tracey, this was brilliant! Thanks so much for relaying my questions. I feel very inspired listening to Vinilla’s story and learning more about her amazing career.

    • tracy says:

      Thank you Laura for asking great questions and I look forward to hearing where the inspiration takes you, thank you for leaving a comment – its great to get some feedback too .