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Fashion File with Greg Lavoi

Greg LaVoi is a twice Emmy-nominated costume designer, currently creating the quirky looks for Kyra Sedgwick’s character Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT hit drama "The Closer". In addition to his costume design, LaVoi is the author of the best selling coffee table book "Barbie Loves L.A".

Prior to his work in television, LaVoi designed over-the-top country couture for superstars Reba McEntire, Rosanne Cash and Naomi and Wynonna—The Judds. Greg also designed over 20 Roger Corman horror movies. LaVoi was nominated for his first Emmy designing the fantasy costumes for the 1990’s re-make of Sid and Marty Krofft’s "Land of the Lost". He has designed costumes for numerous movies of the week starring JoBeth Williams, Annette O’Toole, Mercedes Rhule, Olympia Dukakis and Natalie Cole. LaVoi spent two seasons on the under-rated sit com "Something So Right", starring Mel Harris and Jere Burns; as well as episodic series "Players", starring rapper Ice T, both for NBC. In 1999, LaVoi created the costume world of the Shephard Robin series "Brutally Normal" and has worked with that producing team ever since. Prior to "The Closer", he costumed Steven Weber in "The D.A." for ABC.

When LaVoi isn’t on set, in a department store, swatching fabrics or at his design table; he is photographing Barbie for his next book "Barbie Loves Rt. 66" - due to be published in 2008.

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