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A. Christina Giannini

A. Christina Giannini

Hailing from a highly artistic family, A. Christina Giannini was greatly inspired by her uncle, the famous composer Vittorio Giannini, who had a tremendous influence on her life. While she initially thought to become a sculptor, she fell deeply in love with theater and costume design during her time studying at the Buxton School in New Jersey. One of her earliest projects during this period was sewing flamingos for an “Alice in Wonderland” play. Subsequently, she joined Douglass College, a part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1959. Ms. Giannini went on to pursue postgraduate coursework at the Birmingham School of Art in England from 1959 to 1960 and completed

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Marina Toybina

MARINA Y. TOYBINA

Drawn to the fields of entertainment and design from a young age, Marina Y. Toybina holds considerable expertise in costume design for television, theater, and the music and entertainment industries. She started doing her own research and design very early on before joining the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and earning a bachelor’s degree in fashion and apparel design in 2002. Excelling as a costume designer since 2001, she additionally launched her own fashion label, GLAZA, in 2004. In 2015, she established Marina Toybina, Inc., where she excels as the founder, chief executive officer and the principal costume and fashion designer. Ms. Toybina has held membership with the Costume Designers Guild, a labor union that is part of the

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GERILYN TANDBERG

Gerilyn Tandberg is the woman behind the mask—literally. A costume designer and theater educator with more than four decades of experience, she is passionate about making sure actors and actresses look and feel their part before the curtain rises. Her combination of interests and knowledge, particularly history and theater, enabled her to ensure that the garments she selected were accurate and made her an invaluable asset behind the scenes. Although Dr. Tandberg has since retired, she is noted for her time as a costume designer and historian for the theater department at Louisiana State University between 1973 and 2009, and as an assistant professor at Minot State University between 1966 and 1973. She is proud that her work allowed generations

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