Costume Designer Lorraine Carson has been involved in the entertainment industry all her life. Growing up, her father Kit Carson was a Country-Western entertainer throughout Canada and England. Lorraine followed into the family business from studying classical ballet, modern dance and singing at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, to traveling the globe as a performer with the UN Forces shows.
Through the years, Lorraine has been active in pursuing her many talents and aspirations. Early experiences as a singer/dancer served as stepping stones in understanding the needs and concerns of actors and performers in her role as a Costume Designer.
Lorraine’s talents were recognized by a head costume cutter at Stratford Shakespeare Festival who offered her an apprenticeship in theatre and film. This experience gave her numerous opportunities in the world of live theatre, TV commercials and television shows. Giving back to the Costume Department she continues to educate and mentors others in the art and techniques of costuming.
Her years of experience have led to collaborations with: director/cinematographer Derek Vanlint (known for his breathtaking visuals on the film Alien), producer/writer David E. Kelly (known for Boston Legal, Ally McBeal and The Practice), director Jay Roach (known for Austin Powers and Meet the Fockers), and director Joachim Ronning (known for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales).
Lorraine has also had the honor of working with many acclaimed and beloved stars including: Carrie Fisher, Jeff Goldblum, Jacqueline Bissett, Geoffrey Rush, Catherine Keener, Russell Crowe, Patty Duke, Taylor Schilling, Pierce Brosnan, Andie MacDowell, Kevin Costner, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Mike Myers, Donald Sutherland, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Foster, Kirstie Alley, Martin Short, Queen Latifah, Patrick Stewart, Scott Foley, Brenda Fricker and Tom Beringer.
Throughout her career, Lorraine has been acknowledged for her talents and organizational skills. Lorraine’s experience in designing for historical theatre projects has been of great value when asked to design for period films. She has created everything from the 1600’s and the opulent world of the Spanish conquistadors to the 1880’s and the cowboy western. Lorraine’s talents and professional manner have not gone unnoticed by her peers. She has received a Gemini Award Nomination for Best Costume Design on the popular TV series Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy, Leo Award Nominations in Best Costume Design for the TV series Cedar Cove and the films Little Pink House and The Philosophy of Phil, and CAFTCAD award nominations for TV series The Exorcist and Siren.
Lorraine most recently worked on Netflix’s To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and serves as costume designer for the third installation in the acclaimed franchise, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
Lorraine currently divides her time between Los Angeles CA and Vancouver BC, Canada.