I became a Costume Designer in the early 70’s and my first show number at American is ‘001’ – I was their first customer. Over the years I’ve done many films out of their stock and have put many costumes on their racks. I’ve watched it grow from a small rental unit into one of the world’s premier costume houses with some of the world’s best clothes. They specialize in Historical costumes and multiples for cast. Their taste is impeccable, and their woman’s section is to die for. Their tailor shop is ultra-professional, and we all joke that it’s kept so clean, “you could eat off the floors.”
Richard La Motte
Author, “Costume Design: 101”
“The best costume house in Hollywood.”
In reference to Luster he says, “He has the best period costumes around. I have been working with him since ‘The Sacketts.’ He and I always talk about the hat – get the hat right and the rest of it just follows along.”
Actor, Producer, Writer
United American Costume Rentals is my home away from home.
Whenever I am in town on a project I enjoy setting up our office space at the Fulton street location. The staff is incredibly helpful and the space is thoughtfully set up to accommodate all costume needs.
I have worked on projects large and small with American as a partner in facilitating sometimes the tallest of orders. Their ability and enthusiasm to work creatively with designers has made many of my projects possible.
Pulling costumes from American’s two locations is a joy as the stock in both is kept very organized and clean and has been curated with a skillful eye.
Thank you American for being a one stop for all my costuming needs!
Laura Jean (LJ) Shannon
Costume Designers Guild local 892
United Scenic Artists local 829
Violet Velvet Dress – 1880s
Beaded Ceremonial Native American Dress
Anna Karenina — Jacqueline Durran (Winner)
Les Misérables — Paco Delgado
Lincoln — Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror — Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman — Colleen Atwood
Girls Cotton Dresses – 1930s
Suit with Coats – 1960s
Cotton Dress with Silk Cinch Belt – 1910
Toddler Capelette and Coat with Silk Dress – 1905
Velvet Dress and Jacket – Late 1920s
Winter Coats with Mouton Fur Trim and Muff – 1940s
“Lilli Ann” Suit and Coat – 1950s
Vintage Shoes and Straw Hats – 1930s
Children’s Linen Suit – 1900s
Leather Jacket – 1940s