Sonu Mishra, twice Emmy-nominated, Rome-based Indian costume designer, speaks with Mayank Chhaya on fabrics and fashion | SAM Conversation

Aug 28, 2023

Indian costume designer Sonu Mishra was nominated for two consecutive Primetime Emmys for her work in the hugely celebrated National Geographic series Genius Einstein and Genius Picasso respectively in 2017 and 2018. 

Sonu has since been riding high, costume designing for major feature film and television projects around the world. Ever since this Mumbai native graduated from Sophia College with a degree in fashion design and moved to New York as a 19-year-old in 1989 to work in the wardrobe department at the Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway and at Odds Costume Rentals, she has not looked back. 

Sonu is routinely offered prestigious costume design assignments. Having worked as a wardrobe supervisor for Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Gangs of New York’ early on, she designed costumes for Apple TV’s Shining Girls, AMC’s fantasy miniseries, “NOS4A2,” and several episodes of NBC’s “Crossing Lines” and FOX’s “Prison Break” apart from several movies. 

Sonu Mishra spoke to Mayank Chhaya reports from Rome, where she is now based, about fashion and fabrics and things in between.