A native Texan, Sam Russell has been a TV wardrobe and editorial stylist for over ten years in the Los Angeles market. Discovered as a model by power agent Page Parkes in Houston, his natural eye for wardrobe did not go unnoticed by local clients. After freelancing as an in-house stylist with the May Company, Sam ventured to southern California in May 1999. A regular on-camera style expert for NBC San Diego, Sam has worked with many notable TV personalities including producer and creator Chuck Lorre, actress Emmanuelle Vaugier, actor Jon Hamm, and actresses Sophia Bush & Melora Hardin.
Sam wrapped up his fourth TV show in December 2008 as the supervising stylist for TLC’s “Ten Years Younger” Season 4. In January 2009 Sam personally accompanied Motown legend Stevie Wonder as his supervising stylist for all his Washington, DC appearances including the Presidential Inauguration, White House Correspondents Dinner, and Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song ceremony. Falling in love with the east coast, Sam relocated to the region in 2011 and is now bi-coastal.
The Wardrobe Dept. specializes in providing a full range of clothing and accessories for a variety of large scale & small scale productions. Sam works closely with clients and production designers to achieve a first-class tone to any project. In larger productions, The Wardrobe Dept. will usually have one or more Assistant Costume Designers.