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Emilie La Marquise Du Chatele Defends Her Life Tonight at WSC Avant Bard














"Émilie is unburdened by the Enlightenment period's humongous periwigs (like the one you see in her publicity shot) and is instead free to appear onstage in natural hair and hip-looking jeans. Meanwhile Costume Designer Danielle Preston decks her out in a smart, period-looking embroidered shirt/waistcoat (OK, I'll admit I have no idea what to call it, except to say that it's a stylish touch)." - Andrew White Broadway World

"Costume Designer Danielle Preston has created costumes with both modern and period elements, which synthesize beautifully."- Sophia Howes DC Metro Guide

"The design collaboration aligns with the mix of modern and classic. Danielle Preston’s costumes blend period-appropriate brocade corsets and velvet jackets with slim jeans and modern boots." - Norah Dick MD Theatre Guide


Picnic at Catholic University of America













"Costume designer Danielle Preston designed gorgeous dresses for the young women. They were everything one would dream for a picnic in the 1950s: colorful, frilly, full skirts, ribbons. All of the characters except for Madge appeared in more earthy or muted tones. The adults all wore a lot of black, gray, and brown. Madge started in a black and white dress but gradually ended in a floral pastel. This was an excellent choice to really show how Madge stood out from the rest of the characters." - Elle Marie Sullivan MD Theatre Guide



A Bid To Save The World at Rorschach Theatre
















"The costume design by Danielle Preston was thought-provoking in that most of the characters were in every-day street clothes. Only Death stood out as a mythical figure in punkish tight black pants and ruffled sleeveless shirt. I appreciated the hooded sweatshirts worn by the chorus. The muted splotchy colors gave them an antiquated feel and when the chorus members put the hoods up they instantly reminded me of Gregorian monks or some other ancient mystical group."- Nicole Hertvik DC Metro Theater Arts




The Christians at Theater J














"Reinforcing the corporate image are the costumes, designed by Danielle Preston with a flair for the ordinary but slightly off-base. All four of the church leaders wear suits. The pastor, as befits a CEO, wears a vest. His wife is dressed in a purple suit that is a little bit snug and a perfectly matching shawl, which she modestly drapes over her legs to hide them when she is sitting. Jenny’s outfit—a marked contrast to the suits—is a simple shirtwaist dress with sweater." - Ravelle Brickman DC Metro Theater Arts




Holiday Memories at WSC Avant Bard














"Danielle Perston’s costumes includes period outfits such as short pants for Buddy, shapeless clothes for the women and a detailed, snappy 3-piece suit with red lapel flower for the older Truman." - David Seigel  DC Metro Theater Arts


"Colin Dieck’s set and lighting, Danielle Preston’s costumes and Jeffrey Dorfman’s sound are individually stunning and collectively enveloping. They create, as needed, 30s Alabama, or the timeless, placeless space where Buddy and Truman co-exist as well as the spaces within and between these two extremes." - Chris Williams MD Theatre Guide



The How & The Why at Theater J













"Danielle Preston’s costumes and accessories—especially the handbags that both tote around, provide instant clues to the women’s roles. The dominant and self-assured Zelda is clearly the Alpha Female, dressed impeccably in a designer jacket and loose but graceful trousers. Rachel, on the other hand, is the cocky post-grad outfitted in tights and layered top."- Ravelle Brickman DC Metro Theater Arts


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