Read All About “Euphoria Fashion” in Costume Designer Heidi Bivens’ New Book
The new book by A24 and Bivens reveals the industry secrets, cast and crew convos, and hidden meanings found in each character’s wardrobe
Ever wanted an inside look into the mysterious world of Euphoria Fashion? While social media has gained a fascination with dissecting the show’s most iconic looks, the show’s costume designer, Heidi Bivens, is spilling all of the behind-the-scenes fashion and beauty tea in her new book, Euphoria Fashion.
By now, it should come as no surprise that the contemporary fashion and beauty looks spotted on HBO’s Euphoria are anything but random. Representative of each character’s inner (and outer) turmoil, personal style is as important as the plot in this hit series. Released on April 4th, this tell-all style bible features new conversations between Bivens and the cast and crew including Zendaya, Alexa Demie, Hunter Schafer, creator Sam Levinson, makeup artist Doniella Davy, and more.
In just 273 pages, Bivens offers hundreds of insider fashion tips, analyzes critical style moments in the show, and breaks down the fashion of each main character, giving both Euphoria fans and aspiring costume designers a masterclass in dress. “You have this beautiful way of being able to make a very intentional outfit that feels effortless,” lead actress Zendaya is quoted saying. “I knew that you understood Rue and that you always had an emotional intention behind your choices. Having that trust meant I was able to walk into my trailer and know that you had done all the difficult work of emotionally figuring out what she’s wearing.”
While clothing acts as an extension of each character’s thoughts, desires, and reality, the beauty looks in the show are just as pivotal to understanding the multidimensional players that fans love to hate. From chrome lids to glitter highlighter, Euphoria makeup is, well, euphoric. In Bivens’ new book, the skilled costume designer speaks with the show’s makeup artist, Doniella Davy, about how the two developed Euphoria’s viral signature style. “There’s something collaborative happening between us, but it’s almost unspoken,” Davy is quoted saying. “You do your thing, I respect your thing, and I build on it.” And we’re all more stylish because of it. Next time you find yourself examining your favorite character’s outfit choice, turn to Euphoria Fashion for a proper play-by-play.
Euphoria Fashion is now available to purchase on Shop.A24Films.Com