By  on April 4, 2012

No matter how many times he sees his name roll with the credits, costume designer John Dunn considers himself to be a storyteller first and foremost.

Having worked in film, theater and TV since he graduated from the University of Illinois, Dunn has been suiting up Steve Buscemi’s character Nucky Thompson and the rest of the cast of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” for nearly three years. He and co-designer Lisa Padovani oversee every last outfit, from head to toe, for all the men, women and children who appear on the show. That is no small undertaking, but Dunn honed his skills working for William Ivey Long, Eiko Ishioka and Rita Ryack, among others, as well as such directors as Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes and Jim Jarmusch.

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