New York Women in Film & Television Name 2015 Designing Women Honorees

Makeup artist Beverly Jo Pryor (“Empire,” “Selma,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”), hairstylist Francesca Paris (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) and costume designer Ann Roth (“The English Patient,” “The Book of Mormon”) have been named the honorees of the 2015 Designing Women Awards, presented every year by New York Women in Film & Television.

Co-presented by Variety in a gala ceremony, the evening will fete the industry’s top costume designers, makeup artists and hairstylists. The Variety Ensemble Award will go to the makeup, hair and costume design artists behind Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” (pictured above).

Presenters for the annual event include actors Trai Byers (“Empire”) and Gretchen Mol (“Boardwalk Empire”). “Orange Is the New Black” cast members Laura Prepon and Selenis Leyva will also attend.

“Every year we’re inspired by our Designing Women honorees,” New York Women in Film & Television executive director Terry Lawler said. “This particular group demonstrates incredible leadership and passion for storytelling through design. They’re transforming the entertainment industry and helping us set new standards.”

The gala will take place Thursday, May 28, at the Scholastic Building in downtown Manhattan. Festivities will include a costume and sketch display, a highlight reel featuring winners’ work and a reception following the ceremony.

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