about us

Sophie was born and raised in London, and moved to New York in the early 1990’s. When she first arrived she made her mark in the world of journalism as a features writer for Paper Magazine, and as a contributor to such illustrious publications as Vogue, Detour, Dazed and Confused, and Vibe. Later, after she had headed west to Los Angeles, she continued her work for Paper, serving as a West Coast contributor and writing numerous cover stories. During this time, she began to switch tracks and found success working in the music industry world as a fashion stylist. Her newfound enthusiasm for costume design led her to her first feature film, “Speed of Life,” in 1999. But it was in 2001, when she designed the contemporary classic “Legally Blond,” that Sophie truly solidified herself as one of the industry’s key players. The film lead to numerous and continuing accolades, as well as an ongoing collaboration with actress Reese Witherspoon. Sophie’s other notable film credits include such classics as “In Her Shoes,” “Fever Pitch,” “Shall We Dance,” “Legally Blonde Two,” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” More recent projects include the highly stylized “Runner Runner” “Imagined”, “McFarland” and “Popstar”.
In between movies Sophie is a sough-after costume consultant on many projects, her favorites being HBO’s “Vinyl” and The Upcoming original musical “the Greatest Showman”. And beyond film, Sophie has designed countless music videos and commercials for such clients as Cadillac, Jeep, Reebok, Visa, Diet Coke, Corvette and ESPN.
Over the years, her peers, the press, and the industry have consistently recognized Sophie for her work. She has been nominated twice by the Costume Designer’s Guild for Excellence in Contemporary Film, and is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. Sophie’s designs are featured in Deborah Nadoolman Landis’ book “Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design”, and her iconic design for Elle Woods/ Jackie O costume in Legally Blonde Two was honored once again as part of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition, “Hollywood Costumes.”
In 2014 Sophie created the Costume Design Program and the Fine Art Program for the Los Angeles Film festival. In addition to her continued work as a costume designer, Sophie has been using her curatorial skills as the creative director of the behind-the- scenes project for director Paul Thomas Anderson on his latest untitled movie. Sophie lives in LA with her husband and son. She also looks at a lot of photography and reads a lot of books.