Emmy Award Winning Costume Designer, Shelley Komarov, Launches A New Book Know Thyself


Shelley-Komarov-Matthew-McConaugheyShelley Komarov, a multiple Emmy Award winner with extensive experience as a Hollywood costume designer and owner of a successful fashion line, announces Know Thyself, an in-depth exploration of style, fashion, and self awareness. Loaded with insightful advice that should help developing self-confidence in all women, regardless of their age and shape, this book brings a well-rounded and thoughtful approach to beauty.


“With decades of working in Hollywood costume design, I strive to inspire women through my experiences,” Komarov says. “Every anecdote and tip in this book is brought with great intention, giving my readers an opportunity to relate to my struggles, while being empowered by my successes.”

Know Thyself reveals star-making secrets fostered from firsthand knowledge, and brought to readers through approachable and affordable techniques. Using methods typically practiced by a brigade of stylists, designers, and make-up and hair stylists, Komarov guides women on how to look and feel like a star without big studio budgets and teams. While containing a treasure chest of practical advice related to fashion and style, the book includes many amusing episodes from her extensive career in Hollywood. That, of course, makes the book not only extremely useful as a self-improvement tool, but also very entertaining.

Komarov’s accolades span from her renowned pedigree in both television and film. She has won three Emmys throughout her regal career for “The Kennedy’s of Massachusetts,” “Frank Sinatra,” ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” and an Emmy nomination for “A Woman Named Jackie.”  On the big screen, Komarov’s vast creativity appeared in modern and period costumes including the contemporary “The Peacemaker” starring George Clooney and Nicole KidmanMartha Coolidge helmed period movies “Lost in Yonkers,” “Three Wishes,” and “My Girl 2;” and Richard Linklater’s “The Newton Boys” starring Matthew McConaugheyJulianna Margulies, and Ethan Hawke.

Shelley Komarov is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 1993 she received the Citizen of Honor Award from Beverly Hills and is a fellow recipient of the Peter the Great medal from the St. Petersburg-Los Angeles Society, amid other honorary and professional distinctions. Komarov initiated her own fashion during the late 1990s, which achieved an enthusiastic acceptance and is now distributed in major stores such as Nordstrom, as well in numerous U.S. and international boutiques.

Know Thyself will be available starting April 19th on Amazon.com as a Kindle edition. To learn more about Shelley Komarov and her current fashion work, visit www.komarov.com or Instagram- @komarovstyle.