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Nolan Miller – The Man who made Dynasty a Dynasty

Nolan Miller, born on 8 January 1935, is an American fashion designer, television costume designer best known for his work on the long-running 1980s series Dynasty, its spin-off series The Colbys and the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion. He has collaborated on many projects with television producers Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer.

As noted by Christopher Schemering in the book The Soap Opera Encyclopedia,  Nolan Miller creations became so popular that Dynasty spawned its own line of women's apparel (and later a men's fashion line). The Dynasty Collection was a series of haute couture designs based on costumes worn by Joan Collins, Linda Evans and Diahann Carroll.

From 1983 to 1986, Miller was nominated four times for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series for his work on Dynasty; he was also nominated in 1985 for the Elizabeth Taylor television movie Malice in Wonderland and in 1987 for The Two Mrs. Grenvilles starring Ann-Margaret and Claudette Colbert.
Miller also maintains a career as a private couturier in Beverly Hills, California with clients including Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Collins. As well, he designs a line of jewelry for QVC.

More details here: The Soap Opera Encyclopedia
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