CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE (Costume Designer) began his industry career working as a costume supervisor with some of Hollywood’s finest filmmakers, including Blake Edwards (“Switch”), Mel Brooks (“Life Stinks”), Garry Marshall (“Beaches”), Barry Levinson (the Oscar-winning “Bugsy”), Cameron Crowe (“Say Anything”), James L. Brooks (“I’ll Do Anything”), Stephen Frears (“Hero”), Curtis Hanson (“The River Wild”), James Cameron (“T2/3D”), Philip Noyce (“The Saint”), Tony Scott (“Enemy of the State”) and Michael Mann (as associate designer on his Oscar-nominated drama, “The Insider”).
A favorite of designer Marlene Stewart, with whom he served as supervisor on six films and numerous other projects, Lawrence has also worked with such renowned designers as Academy Award-winner Albert Wolsky, Emmy-nominee Ellen Mirojnick and the late Oscar nominee Richard Hornung.
After debuting as costume designer on “The Anniversary Party” (co-directed by actors Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh), the Los Angeles native reteamed with Mann on his TV pilot, “Robbery Homicide Division.” He also designed such films as “Showtime,” with Robert DeNiro and Eddie Murphy, the thriller “Cellular,” the police actioner “S.W.A.T.,” “11:14,” starring Hilary Swank and Barbara Hershey, the comedy, “The Alibi” and the family film, “Hoot,” based on the popular book by Carl Hiaasen. He followed “Hoot” by reuniting with actor-director Cumming on his latest project, “Suffering Man’s Charity.” He also designed the wardrobe for PBS-TV’s adaptation of the Tony-winning drama, “The Gin Game,” which reunited Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke.
Most recently, Lawrence’s credits include the thriller “Crank,” starring Jason Statham; "Childless" starring Barbara Hershey, Joe Mantegna, Diane Venora, James Naughton, and "The Hottie and the Nottie" starring Paris Hilton. In 2006, Lawrence won the Costume Designers Guild Award for Best Costume Design for a Commercial for the Capital One Viking commercials.
A Los Angeles native, Lawrence began his industry career as a production assistant on “The Merv Griffin Show.” He segued over to the popular syndicated hit, “Dance Fever,” before a brief sojourn away from the industry as a clothier in a unique Beverly Hills boutique, Camp Beverly Hills, then as a designer for Esprit. He resumed his entertainment career as a costumer on the Emmy-winning TV series “Moonlighting” and “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” before moving into the motion picture arena.