Famous Asian American fashion designers Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim collaborate professionally for the first time in the upcoming Disney Plus adaptation of “Chinese born American.”
The collaboration, which was first reported by Deadlinewill see the duo working on culturally significant costumes for characters from Chinese mythology and classical literature.
Gurung and Lim will work with costume designer Joy Cretton, who has worked on such projects as “The 5th Quarter,” “Mr. Mom,” “Murdered by the Morning,” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings.”
“To say I’m thrilled with this project is an understatement,” Gurung wrote in an Instagram post. Publish.
Both Gurung and Lim have established themselves as leading Asian American fashion designers, each winning prestigious awards and scoring high-profile clients. They also happen to be good friends, according to Gurung’s post.
“Both Prabal and Phillip are incredibly talented artists who have made their mark in the fashion world, and we are thrilled and honored that they have agreed to join our creative team at ‘American Born Chinese,'” said the executive producer Melvin Mar to Deadline. “We are very proud of this unique series and its thoughtful portrayal of the Chinese-American experience, and we continue to seek partnerships with prolific Asian talent in front of and behind the camera.”
Based on Gene Luen Yang’s Graphic Novel of the same name, “American Born Chinese” follows a high school student who makes a new friend and finds themselves caught up in a war between the gods of Chinese mythology together.
The stars of the series Ben-Wang as Jin Wang, Jim Liu as Wei-Chen, Michelle Yeoh as Guanyin, Daniel Wu as Sun Wukong, Yeo Yann Yann as Christine Wang, Chin Han as Simon Wang, Ke Huy Quan as Freddy Wong, and Sydney Taylor as Amelia.
The next series is directed by Barre “Shang-Chi” Destin Daniel Cretton. It is written by Kelvin Yu (“Bob’s Burgers”) and his brother, Charles Yu (“Westworld”), who also serve as executive producers.
Other executive producers include Jake Kasdan (“Doogie Kamealoha, MD”), Asher Goldstein (Just Mercy), Erin O’Malley (“Doogie Kamealoha, MD”) and Gene Luen Yang. Kelvin Yu is also the showrunner.
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