Born: Ra'anana, Israel, 1987.
Karin Elgai began her career in styling in early 2006 by assisting the script supervisor of an Israeli TV show shot in Tel Aviv, an experience that helped to cultivate both her passion for wardrobe as well as her attention to details. Upon relocating to New York City in 2008, she enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Styling Program. Her teachers soon took notice of her talent and recommended her for productions such as “The Electric Company” on PBS (where she was an assistant to the wardrobe department) and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (for which she continued to work for five consecutive seasons). Two spent styling and assisting on various editorials, campaign shoots, music videos and a web series allowed Karin to develop a wide range of skills from character development to wardrobe coordination, as well as a determined work ethic that she continues to bring the every project she takes on.
Worked back of house (behind the scenes) in fashion shows by these designers: Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Marchesa, Chado Ralph Rucci, Diesel Black Gold, Rosa Cha, Isaac Mizrahi, Oscar de la Renta, Costello Taglapierta, K-Swiss, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Yves Saint Laurent, Custo Barcelona, Worth Collection, Express, Naeem Kahn, Domenico Vacca, Escada, Brian Reys, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Yigal Azrouel, Liz Claiborne, Karen Walker, Preen, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jenny Packham Bridal, Jenni Kayne, 7 for All Mankind, Bensoni, Carlos Campos, Toni Francesc, Elene Cassis, J. Mendel, Carlos Miele, Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka, Pamella Rolland, Willow, L.A.M.B., Altuzarra, Mackage, Luca Luca, The Blonds, Sophie Theallet and more…
Participated in these fashion events: Teen Vogue's "Rock Meets the Runway", The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008-2011, Designers for Darfur, Japanese Fashion Week in NYC 2009, Project Runway Season 6, 7 & 8 Finale (NY Fashion Week) & more…
Partial Client List:
Marie Claire US (Product Styling),
GQ US (Celebrity Styling and Set Design),
Glamour US (Wardrobe Styling),
Elle Bulgaria (Fashion Editorial Styling),
V Magazine (Fashion Film),
Culture Magazine (Editorials and Cover Story),
Jacob & Co. (Stills Campaign),
J. Viewz (Wardrobe for Award Nominated Music Video),
Baptiste Giabiconi (Wardrobe for Music Video),
Coach (Product Styling),
Living Proof (Stills and Video Campaign),
CreativeLIVE (Set Design for Online Workshop),
Brandy (Celebrity Styling for GMA and LIVE! with Kelly),
Grace Potter (Celebrity Styling)
Karin currently lives in Harlem, NYC with her husband, Bruce.