Bio

“Polina Roytman’s costume design is faultless.”  –The New York Times

Polina Roytman began her education at the esteemed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and, later, the Polimoda International Institute in Florence, Italy. While immersed in the culture of these two iconic cities she honed her skills and got a solid understanding of fashion, giving her a unique perspective to be able to create characters through fashion choices. Roytman worked in fashion for Donna Karan and independent label Myth and Ritual, before transitioning into Costume Design and Fashion Styling.

In the years since, she has worked on projects as varied as Nike’s Live Billboard in Times Square and Good Morning America’s Halloween Show, to America’s Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars, and Tell Your Friends: A Comedy Concert Film featuring Reggie Watts and Kristen Schaal. She has worked with Celebrity Stylist Ty-Ron Mayes and Emmy Award winning Costume Designers Sally Lesser and David Zyla; as well as esteemed photographers Andrea Blanch, Andres Serrano, Melanie Acevedo, Asha Fuller, Jeffrey Bucari, Emin Kadi, and Udo Spreitzenbarth.

Most recently, she was the Fashion Stylist Assistant to the multifaceted Ty-Ron Mayes on Tyra Banks Present: 15, an international exhibition of 15 raw, un-retouched photographs of Tyra Banks paying tribute to some of the world’s most iconic and beloved supermodels.

Other credits include: America’s Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars, America’s Next Top Model, BMI’s 59th Annual Country Awards, Lufthansa Airlines, MasterCard, Toshiba, Western Union, Blue Cross Blue Shield, ZINK Magazine, Susan Lucci for Malibu Pilates, StyleCaster featuring Amber Rose, Warner Bros CMA party, South by Southwest, The Nate Berkus show, CenterLight Healthcare, WestEast Magazine, Actress Marian Brock for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Devious Maids, Comedy Central, NBC, ABC, Lincoln Center, Gerald W. Lynch Theater, Looksima, and LookLab. You can view Roytman’s full resume here.

On June 18, 2013, she launched a blog inspired by her mother, Yelizaveta. It is dedicated to ‘all things fashion, beauty, and fun’. Of her post, Anyone Can Be Photogenic! 8 Easy Steps to Looking Great in Photos, CollegeCandy.com says: “This is basically the most thorough article I’ve ever read on how to take a photo. It’s SO helpful.” For more on the blog, please visit fashionbeautyandfun.com