Michael Schmidt is a wardrobing and jewelry designer who has garnered the attention of the world's top entertainers, stylists, photographers and directors for his expertise with a variety of innovative materials and techniques.
Michael is honored to have had numerous pieces displayed at many prestigious museums. His razor blade dress, designed for Deborah Harry of Blondie, was on display in the 'Rock Style' exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. His articulated 3D-printed gown, created for burlesque icon Dita Von Teese, has been displayed at numerous institutions including LACMA, the Museum of Arts & Design in NY and is currently on view at the Sydney AUS Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences. A number of his pieces are on permanent display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2010 the Pasadena Museum of California Art honored Michael with a career retrospective.
Tour wardrobing continues to be a specialty of Michael's studio, which created nearly 300 pieces for Madonna's 2012 MDNA World Tour, and numerous pieces for her 2015 Rebel Heart tour, his fifth with the artist. He contributed designs to several other recent tours including those of Janet Jackson, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.