Randall Christensen Dies: Emmy-Winning Costume Designer, was 60

Renowned Emmy-winning costume designer Randall Christensen passed away at the age of 60 due to cancer complications. His iconic work on Dancing With The Stars will continue to be celebrated and cherished by many.

For over a decade, Christensen played a significant role at Dancing With The Stars. Starting in 2006, he worked for eleven seasons and was recognized for his outstanding contribution to the hit competition dance show. In 2006, he received an Emmy for his exceptional costume design, and over the years, he was also nominated four times for the Costume Designers Guild Award.

Christensen, hailing from South Carolina, made waves in the fashion industry with his revolutionary and striking dance and skate costumes. He was even praised by iconic designer Bob Mackie, who dubbed him “the next Bob Mackie”.

Christensen’s prolific work on the reality show has earned him the nickname “the next Bob Mackie” from the famed costume designer himself. During his tenure of 11 seasons since 2006, he has designed an impressive selection of dance and skate costumes for numerous contestants. His exceptional work has earned him numerous nominations from the Costume Designers Guild, and an Emmy for outstanding costumes in 2006.

Throughout his illustrious career, the designer’s exquisite pieces have graced the silver screen in numerous feature films. In “Shall We Dance,” Jennifer Lopez wore one of his stunning gowns, while he also served as the costume designer for acclaimed films like “Take the Lead,” “Dance With Me,” and “Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School.”

Discover the impact of Christensen’s designs in iconic movies like Shall We Dance, where Jennifer Lopez flaunted his stunning gown. With his company, Randall Designs, based in Phoenix, he supplied clients worldwide with beautiful ballroom costumes, such as Olympic ice skaters Charlie White and Meryl Davis. Christensen’s creations graced the silver screen of films like Take the Lead, Dance With Me, and Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School.

For over 30 years, Randall Designs, led by founder Christensen, has dominated the highly competitive dance and skate costume industry from their headquarters in Phoenix, AZ.

Mark your calendars for June 29 as we honor the life of a loved one at Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Best Friends Animal Society.

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