Costume Designer, Freelance

Costume designer Melissa DesRosiers is recognized by peers and top directors as an industry expert who employs a vast knowledge of fashion, fabric, and style to create designs that enrich storytelling and enliven characters.

Her ability to problem-solve, remain calm under pressure, and respect the budget adds to her reputation, making her a sought-after collaborator. Audiences everywhere know her work from award-winning Super Bowl commercials, TV shows, and film festivals.

One of her favorite costume design experiences was “Hands Free,” the internet-breaking Super Bowl commercial directed by David Shane for Cadillac. The commercial featuring Timotheé Chalamet and Winona Ryder brought Tim Burton's “Edward Scissorhands” into the modern-day family scenario of teenage driving. It was nominated for the Costume Designer's Guild Award for Excellence in Short Form Design.

She has done hundreds of commercials, including the Cannes Gold Lion Winner and Emmy-nominated Apple iPhone 13 “Detectives,” the Disney+ “All the GOATS,” and the Superbowl LVIII Paramount+ spot featuring Sir Patrick Stewart.

As the Additional Costume Designer for the movie “Call Jane,” Melissa showcased the visual character arcs for the entire cast, including stars Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver. She conceptualized the original costume designs that established the characters’ looks in the pilot of the long-running TV series “Sons of Anarchy.” Her quirky sense of humor and free spirit are evident in the costumes for the Indie episodic “Driven,” which had its world premiere at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival.

Working on ESPN’s long-running “This is Sports Center” campaign, Melissa has dressed some of the world’s top athletes—Serena and Venus Williams, Michael Jordon, Roger Federer, Kelley O’Hara, and Peyton and Eli Manning, to name a few.

Melissa is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and the Costume Designer's Guild Local 892. 

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