Designer Nolan Miller (pictured with Joan Collins), known for costuming Dynasty, The Love Boat and Charlie’s Angels, died on June 6, 2012, at the age of 79. Synonymous with 1980s shoulder pads and Hollywood glamour, Miller continued designing until the late 1990s and sold a costume jewelry collection on QVC until last year. Born in Texas, the young designer fell in love with movies and wanted to design costumes for its stars. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts) and met Aaron Spelling — who would give Miller his big break and numerous jobs — at a local flower shop.
A sequined flame gown designed by Nolan Miller for Gladys Knight is available at 1stdibs.