Nothing screams sexy and confident like this seductive, in-the-buff hue,” Eric Daman, celebrity stylist and Century 21 Department Store brand ambassador, tells In Touch.

intouchweekly_nudeattitude_coverINTOUCHWEEKLY.COM | August 19, 2013
Enhance the appeal by pairing with matching or metallic accessories as worn by Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé, Zoe Saldana in Rodarte, Stacy Keibler in Zac Posen, Solange Knowles in Sréphane Rolland Haute Couture, and Vanessa Hudgens in Jenny Packham.

PS: Stay away from black accessories (they’ll diminish the buff factor)! —XOXOE!

Anticipate Glamour, Drama & Couture Controversy!

Project Runway Sneak Peek with Guest Judge Eric Daman! I sit in as guest judge this week, the second episode in 12th season of Bravo’s die-hard reality series featuring from judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen. For the challenge, the contestants are tasked with creating designs inspired by more than $30 million worth of precious jewels. Usually the jewelry complements the fashion, but on the runway tonight it’s the other way around! I always say, “Don’t apologize— accessorize!

Project Runway Guest Judge Eric Daman with Judges Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and Host Heidi Klum CHECK OUT THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER for exclusive Project Runway Season 12 photos, and content. Meet the designers andget the deets.

PS: Was there a bit of #Fashion411 you can’t live without?
Ask me here at ASK ERIC!

Shop Your Closet Without Spending A Dime!

Eric Daman, Costume Designer of The Carrie Diaries @EricDaman_Style appearing on HuffPostLive

Eric Daman costume designer ofThe Carrie Diaries, Gossip Girl, and author of personal style guide You Know You Want it teaches you how to sift through everything in your closet for a fresh take on the clothes & accessories you know you’ve been overlooking.

Eric Daman @EricDaman_Style and Lauren Mikler in the  @HuffPostLive studio for a segment on "How To Shop Your Closet."

In the HuffPost Live studio in New York City with host Lauren Mikler, I answer viewers’ questions in real-time, and discusses how you can rework your wardrobe to look like the stars I style for TV! Check out their live-streaming network that uses the HuffPost universe of stories, editors, reporters, bloggers, and community as its real-time script.

Daman Dishes Summer Shorts!

Century 21 brand ambassador and The Carrie Diaries costume designer Eric Daman visited the PIX11 Morning News share some secret style tips for wearing shorts this summer.

Outside the PIX11 studio in New York City with anchor Frances Rivera, I show how you can maximize your best features and choose shorts that work for your individual body shape: full figure, long-torsoed, bell-shaped, or leggy! Check out the video and get tips on how you can maximize your summer fashion options with minimum effort.

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Costume Designers Get Their Moment In The Spotlight



The opportunity to try new things while maintaining a costume design career is appealing. “I like to consider myself a ‘Renaissance Man,’” Daman told “To exercise other creative outlets professionally is a thrill and a treat. You don’t always get to work with amazing brands, like Swarovski. It was a dream to see designs transform into beautiful retail realities.”

Read the full article by Dhani Mau at

& The Man Who Styles Her!

Vanity Fair Italy, June 2013

The Brand’s Newest Ambassador Styles In-Store Looks!

Eric Daman's Century 21 Store Summer Style Selections


He was dressed in a pale blue blazer and looked like the epitome of spring. When I asked him out of all the trends that are big this season, which one was his favorite, he replied, “The graphic trend. It’s easy for everyone to wear, and when you pair it with bright accessories, it looks fresh and chic.”

Talking about fashion, I asked him what would be the biggest splurge for this season. Eric stated that a bag is the best item to splurge on. That if you are going to spend money on just one big ticket item, buy a luxury “IT” bag as it will last you for years and years.

If you’re nervous about trying one of the new trends, Eric suggested that you pick out items in and out of your comfort zone, and spend a lot of time in the dressing room trying them on. He said, “Leave your husband at home, and spend time looking at all the racks and in the fitting room to really see how things fit and look on you. You should take your time, not rush yourself and explore the new trends.”

Read the full article by PJ Gach at

E!News: Red-Carpet Inspired Prom!

Fashion Insider: Eric Daman Schools CollegeFashionista

Founder of CollegeFashionista, Amy Levin interviews Eric Daman, costume designer for Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries, about his success in the industry.

The Coveteur Goes Behind-the-Scenes For a Closeup Look
at The Carrie Diaries Wardrobe (and Eric Daman’s, Too!)


“And while Carrie’s closet has long been the object of our desire, we’ve always admired Daman’s personal style. He brought along a few things from his personal collection (his vintage monogrammed track jacket from junior high included!) and a slew of printed dress shirts, blazers and, of course, his trademark bouttoniers…”

See the full collection of photos with Eric’s personal commentary at

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘The Carrie Diaries’ Eric Daman Reveals His Secrets For Dressing The Most Stylish Stars In Hollywood!

Eric Daman


Many have said the clothes were a fifth character on “Sex and the City.” The same holds true for “Gossip Girl” and “The Carrie Diaires.” And when iDesignTimes talked to Eric Daman this week we found out that fifth character is developed just as methodically as any script. But instead of words there are sequins, sparkle and lots of prints…

Read the full interview with Rachel Levine at

The Manolo Blahniks That Changed Her Life:
Carrie Gets a Pair in “Hush Hush”

The teen Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) receives her first pair of Manolo Blahniks, a scene so momentous, The Carrie Diaries costume designer Eric Daman had to find just the right pair of shoes. His pick? A pointed-toe green and lime green design embellished with gemstones.

INSTYLE.COM | 03/04/13

Throughout Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie made Manolo Blahnik part of her daily lexicon, and now we get to see how her love affair with fancy footwear began. On tonight’s new episode of The Carrie Diaries, the young Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) receives her first pair of Manolos, a scene so momentous, costume designer Eric Daman had to find just the right pair of shoes.
Read the full article by Jennifer Davis and see Carrie’s transformation at

PS: Was there a bit of #Fashion411 you wanted to Ask Eric?

Creating ’80s Fashion at Macy’s in New York City
with NBC 4 New York Live

NBC 4 NEW YORK LIVE TV | 01/31/13

Eric Daman, costume designer of “Gossip Girl” and new show “The Carrie Diaries” gives Lauren Scala some tips on updating the fashion of the ’80s. New York Live is a daily lifestyle show that airs weekdays on NBC 4 New York. The show features fashion, beauty, celebrity interviews, cooking, arts and tri-state area stories.

Carrie Bradshaw is back, tonight!



Are you ready for The Carrie Diaries? The curls! The internal monologue! The metaphors comparing inanimate objects to the trials and tribulations of everyday life! It’s been almost a decade since Carrie summed it all up with…

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Scrunchies, Molly Ringwald, And The Inspiration Behind The Awesomely ’80s Wardrobe On ‘The Carrie Diaries’

Eric Daman is costume designer of The Carrie Diaries with Annasophia Robb, dressed as Carrie Bradshaw in a vintage Scaasi dress.

TEENVOGUE.COM | 01/14/13

We caught up with Daman on his first day back on the show’s Brooklyn set after a much-deserved holiday break. Find out what he had to say about teen Carrie, ’80s trends, and reimagining a style icon…

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Costume Designer Eric Daman Dishes with About The Clothes Behind The Carrie Diaries

Eric Daman is costume designer of The Carrie Diaries with (L-R) Freema Agyeman, Annasophia Robb, and Ellen Wong.


Obsessed is an understatement when it comes to us and Sex and the City—especially its lead character Carrie Bradshaw. So you can imagine how excited we are for the CW’s new Sex and the City prequel…

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Eric Daman in video of The Carrie Diaries premiere clip from OMG!INSIDER on WCBS

Short great clip about the premiere of The Carrie Diaries on CWTV, featuring the fashion of the show and appearances by Annasophia Robb, actor, and Eric Daman, the series’ costume designer. Aired on WCBS Friday, January 11, 2013.

Look at the other videos on EricDamanStyle my youtube channel…

Eric Daman Gives a Tour of Teen Carrie Bradshaw’s Closet

Eric Daman's choices for teen Carrie Bradshaw's closet: Vintage Scaasi Dress, Alice+Olivia Shoes, Alex Woo Necklace

POPSUGAR.COM | 01/11/13

This isn’t Eric’s first encounter with the character of Carrie — he worked with Patricia Field on the original Sex and the City! Eric visited our NYC studio to chat about what we can expect…

Watch the full video with Allie Miriam at

This Man Is Re-Creating Carrie Bradshaw’s Closet

Eric Daman Costume Designer for "The Carrie Diaries" prequel to "Sex in the City" on the CW.


When the CW announced it was making The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to Sex and the City, it was a no-brainer that they called on 42-year-old Eric Daman to be the show’s costume designer. Ten years prior, working as…

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Eric Daman on Recreating Carrie Bradshaw:”It was Terrifying!”


FASHIONISTA.COM | Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I was very excited and of course terrified to have to recreate such a style icon [as Carrie Bradshaw]. I didn’t want to step on any toes, and then having worked with Patricia Field, I just…

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The Carrie Diaries Costume Designer on John Hughes,Whitesnake, and Other ’80s Style References


RACKED.COM | Thursday January 10, 2013

Carrie has an innate style sense that transcends the decades, but in the “pre” creation of our teen Carrie, it was important to keep in mind that she is a teenager in a public high school in Connecticut and not going to be…

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The Carrie Diaries Costume Designer Eric Daman:”Pre-creating Carrie Bradshaw Was Very Intimidating”


GLAMOUR.COM | Thursday, January 10, 2013

You’d think getting a call to work on “The Carrie Diaries,” the CW’s new “Sex and the City” prequel (premiering Monday at 8pm) would be a dream for a costume designer, right? “I was mortified!” Eric Daman tells…

Read the full article by Tracy Lomrantz Lester at


But a CHEEKY headline! Pat was a fabulous mentor! XOXOE

From Scandalous Calvin Klein Model to Emmy Winning Costume Designer… How Did I Do It?

Picture Paris, 1994: A starry-eyed American grad student walks to his 20th Arrondissement apartment, enters the small one-bedroom and presses play on his answering machine (remember those?). Suddenly, the world stops as he hears, “This is Steven Meisel‘s office in NY, we are looking for Eric…

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A few fashion faves posted by my friends @USWeekly! XOXOE

Eric Daman: ‘Gossip Girl’

Eric Daman, the costume designer for “Gossip Girl” on the CW network, is arguably as integral to the creation of Chuck Bass — the entitled, womanizing high schooler and heterosexual fashion pioneer played by Ed Westwick, right — as the show’s writers.

eric_daman_blair_waldorf“He’s a straight male who doesn’t care,” Mr. Daman, left, said. “He’ll walk around the Hamptons in a beautiful mint-green suit and a bow tie if he feels like it.” To illustrate Chuck’s sartorial pizzazz, he showed the producers photographs of James Bond, Steve McQueen and Oscar Wilde. Because “Gossip Girl” is essentially a soapy chronicle of Upper East Side Manhattan families, private schools and class distinctions, Mr. Daman dresses the vindictive rich girl Blair as Brooke Astor meets “His Girl Friday.”

eric_daman_nytimes_thumbnailWWW.NYTIMES.COM | JUNE 5, 2009

Read the full article by Margy Rochlin in The New York Times.
Costume designers for some of the most visually striking series on television discuss their work in this interactive feature.






Cosmopolitan Magazine Editorial including tights by Eric Daman for DKNY

Eric Daman’s “You Know You Want It” Book Release Party at Henri Bendel video of Eric Daman posing with former America’s Next Top Model contestants Ashley Howard, Rachel Echelberger, Laura Kirkpatrick

Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman styled customers during Fashion’s Night Out inside Henri Bendel’s for in-store photo shoots when Henri Bendel kicked off their “I’d Rather Wear Accessories” campaign at Fashion’s Night Out. Customers had a chance to preview Daman’s book and be styled by Daman while they were photographed wearing their favorite accessories.

At the Swarovski-hosted fete in honor “Gossip Girl” costume designer Eric Daman’s recent book You Know You want It: Style, Inspiration, Confidence at Gramercy Park Hotel’s rooftop lounge, even the drinks were sparkly. Pink raspberry champagne cocktails were served on trays covered in loose colored stones, while music was piped in. Gossip Girl’s stylist revealed his favorite character to dress.

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