Haley Lieberman (Costume Designer) is a native New Yorker, growing up in the Manhattan world of fashion and theater.
She is currently a costume designer and stylist for film, stage and commercial work regionally, internationally, and in New York City.
Her passion for materials arose out of her first job out of college in the costume department of The Metropolitan Opera, where she worked to bring designer’s sketches to life through her fabrics and trim expertise.
From The Met, she went on to assist many prominent designers in the fashion and costume design industry, ultimately landing a position in the costume department of Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet International Tour where she was responsible for sourcing all the materials (down to zippers) for Madonna’s custom-built tour costumes.
Haley’s recent stage/opera collaborations include, on Broadway: The Royal Family (Asst.), The Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes des Hoffmann (Asst), Barbiere de Seviglia (Asst.), Madame Butterfly (Asst.), An American Tragedy (Asst). NYC: Once in a Lifetime (Tisch/The Atlas Room), These Seven Sicknesses (Exit Pursued by a Bear), Alcide al Bivio (Columbia University), A Promise Best Kept (Theater for The New City), Burn This (Tisch/The Walker Theater). Regional USA: Capuleti e i Montecchi , La Boheme, Carmen, and Hansel and Gretel (Crested Butte Music Festival), Baby with the Bathwater (Inst. for Contemporary Arts, Boston), Memory of Salt (Boston Center for the Arts). Upcoming: CHILDREN off-Broadway with TACT, Capuleti e i Montecchi at Opera Boston. For her work as a designer in opera, Haley recently received the Opera America Robert L. Tobin Award.
Commercial projects for film and styling include: Shadows and Lies (Feature, Starring James Franco, Premier Tribeca Film Festival 2010), Nightlife (Premier Tribeca Film Festival 2011). Television: White (ITVS/Future States for PBS, Premier Tribeca Film Festival 2012). Stylist: Boy by Ra Ra Riot (music video), Death Rattles by Woods (music video), At Least He Drives a Prius (Toyota spec), MAC Splashproof Mascara. Haley’s work has also been seen in commercials for AT&T, Kmart, and on celebrities such as Adam Levine, K’Naan and Miss USA 2011. Styling credits include work for Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga and Zac Posen. Haley worked backstage on the costumes for Florence and The Machine at the 2011 Met Gala, and has been a stylist/dresser at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week since 2007.
Haley Lieberman received her M.F.A. from NYU/Tisch School of The Arts and her B.A. from Bates College. Haley studied at Central St. Martins in the Design for Performance Year 2 (Hons) level. Additional academic training include courses at The London School of Fashion and The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.