Renée is excited to have partnered with Target on a collection of girl's apparel and accessories based on her designs for the new film Annie. Her collection truly captures the essence of the iconic story's spirited characters, and will be available for in stores nation-wide on November 16. Click here to learn more about Renee and Target's partnership and for a sneak preview of the collection!
Renée Ehrlich Kalfus is an award-winning costume designer of more than 25 feature films.
Renée graduated from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University with a degree in fine arts, and her background in painting has influenced her approach as a costume designer.
She began her career styling for television commercials, and later moved into film, working with the director Lasse Hallström on Once Around. Renée went on to collaborate with Hallström on five films, including Chocolat, which earned her BAFTA and Costume Design Guild award nominations for Best Costume Design.
Her work showcases the diversity of her range, including period films such as Snow Falling on Cedars and The Cider House Rules; the gritty dramas of Dead Man Walking, The Taking of Pelham 123, and The Life of David Gale; and glamorous romantic comedies like Friends with Benefits, What Happens in Vegas, and Baby Mama. Recognizing her achievement throughout her career, New York Women in Film and Television honored Renée at its Designing Women awards in 2014.
In her latest film, a new version of the classic musical Annie, Renée's work helps to retell an iconic story through a contemporary lens. She is a powerful storyteller, shaping characters through her designs.
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