Kitty Boots career as a costume designer and stylist, for film, television, and print has flourished in the last few years, most notably as the designer for EMMY winning The Queer Eye airing on Bravo and NBC. She worked exclusively for 3 years on the award winning show to create the Fab 5 wardrobe, utilizing the top fashion designers and showrooms in NYC. Working closely with Carson Kressly on the 100 episodes to make over the straight guys of the world. Including shooting in Dallas, Vegas and London.
Kitty Boots was born in England she has a degree in theatrical design from Birmingham Polytechnic. Her early career was spent working as a fashion designer for BOY London during its rise from Punk street wear to global sportswear including the American and Japanese markets.
Kitty also set up her own design business selling in her three retail outlets in London, including Hyper Hyper.
In 1990 Kitty arrived in New York, during the following years had a series of runway shows, receiving rave reviews from Women’s Wear Daily and world wide press. The Kitty Boots collection has been sold at stores including Bloomingdales in New York, Sign of the times in London and in Japan.
In 1996 Kitty showed in Europe at the International Modernage Wien in Vienna which was sponsored by Diesel. During the next two years various projects included costumes for the May music Festival in Italy which appeared in the Opera Ballet of Florence performances Acrobats of God, and tour costumes for Debbie Harry.
Since 2000 Kitty has concentrated on costume design and styling.
Her first film premiered at the Gay and Lesbian film festival in June 2001, “Gypsy 83” directed by Todd Stevens ("Edge of Seventeen") and starred Karen Black, John Doe and Sara Rue. Many more followed including Greg Paks award winning “Robot Stories”, and a beautiful period film Si’ Larby” set in Morocco in 1910, where most of the costumes where constructed.
Her most recent films include Second Best official selection Sundance 2004, starring Joey Pantoliano, Jennifer Tilly, and Bronson Pinchot. Michael Kangs (The Motel) newest work, with an all Korean cast “West 32ND ST” and Plum Pictures latest project “Life in Flight” directed by Tracy Hecht, starring Patrick Wilson, Amy Smart and Lynn Collins.
Kitty was design consultant for Imitation of Christ 2003-2004.
Whilst still designing for film and TV, she is also currently working on a new clothing brand and various freelance and consulting design projects.
Alice Cooper, Adam Ant, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Nine Inch Nails, Gwen Stefani and Madonna, Debbie Harry