Evegenia Luzhina-Salazar, who graduated from Moscow Art College in Russia in 1980, boasts more than 30 years of experience in costume design. Her decadently dramatic gowns—complete with massive shoulders and matching headpieces—reflect those years of experience. Luzhina-Salazar made a name for herself in the theater industry, designing costumes and sets, before she finally relocated to the United States. Now in her late 50s, and living the Bowie area, the award-wining costume artist continues to design for both the catwalk and the theater. Below, we had the chance to talk briefly about her experience with fashion and costume design.
Baltimore STYLE: What is your favorite piece you’ve designed?
Evengia Luzhina-Salazar: I love all of them, but the last one is always my favorite.
STYLE: If you hadn’t become a designer, what do you think you’d be doing?
ELS: Painting. Or becoming a great grandma.
STYLE: How would you describe your own personal style/how you dress on a day-to-day basis?
ELS: My style is simple and comfortable.
STYLE: Who is your favorite designer?
ELS: [No surprise here] Alexander McQueen.