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“Best Crew” features wardrobe stylist Wilfree Vasquez

by | Feb 7, 2024

Capitol Communicator is featuring “Best Crew,” a profile series by Eli Meir Kaplan, a Washington, D.C.-based commercial photographer and director. The series “Best Crew” features talent behind the scenes of photo, film and video productions. This profile features wardrobe stylist Wilfree Vasquez.

Wilfree, how did you get started?
I have been in the business for 20 years. I started out on camera playing Carlos in the feature film called Raising Victor Vargas by Peter Sollet. Now I have been doing costume designing and styling for 11 years. After my on camera debut I started taking an appreciation for fashion and costumes.

Who are some of your clients and why do they love working with you?
My clients love working with me because of my versatility and expertise that I bring to the table, for me it’s more than just putting on clothes. It’s all about self expression, dressing in your authentic truth and enjoying every moment of it. There’s more than one way of conveying happiness and clothing is one of them no matter the budget, style or preference. Some of my commercial clients are Apple Inc, Cirque De Soleil, Disney, Dunkin’ Donuts, FedEx, Marriott, Netflix, New Balance, Nike and Universal Studios.

What is your most invaluable tool?
My most invaluable tool is my portable pin cushion. I use it on all my shoots especially when I’m on set. It’s my armour for problem solving in every way.

What gear/kit purchase have you made that you wish you didn’t?
Ink remover. It never works I always end up using a wet one. lol.

Who inspired and helped you along the way?
My inspirations have always been Chanel, Vogue, Adrian Adolph Greenburg (Costume Designer of the wizard of OZ), Patricia Fields and  Diane Von Furstenberg. Believe it or not my third-grade teacher pushed me to get to where I want to be being happy and doing what I want.

What do you love about the work you do?
I love to travel, shop and tell stories thru art. I believe my calling as a fashionista and costume designer is to help people feel confident and empowered to discover their best self thru fashion.

What was the favorite production you’ve worked on?
My favorite production I worked on was with the amazing Michelle Obama. Getting to create uniforms from scratch for her foundation Global Girls Alliance now known as Girls Opportunity Alliance. This commercial was quite the work but I enjoyed every last minute of it.

What advice would you give to others who are starting out in your field?
Knock down every door, don’t be afraid be patient and just keep pushing, your hard work will pay off.

What are your top-five favorite movies?
The Devil Wears Prada
Harry Potter (The entire series)
The Wizard of Oz
Legally Blonde
Harriet

 

 

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