News DWTS: The Inside Style Scoop By Bronwyn Barnes Bronwyn Barnes Instagram Twitter Bronwyn is the VP of Commerce for Health and Beauty at Dotdash Meredith and joined the team in 2021. She is a professional storyteller and digital pioneer with 20 years of experience in print, digital and social media. Before joining Dotdash Meredith, Bronwyn was co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of a boutique content agency, combining editorial style and brand marketing principles to create custom digital and social media content for brands like Hilton Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, and Bulgari. She was the founding social media editor of InStyle's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and architect of early social media brand partnerships with brands like Target, Lionsgate Films, and Essie. Bronwyn has also worked as an editor and writer, at InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Travel + Leisure, and more. Bronwyn earned a B.A. in literature and sociology from Queen's University at Kingston. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 22, 2010 @ 04:21PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy of ABC With just hours to go before the DWTS season premiere, head costume designer Randall Christensen gave us the style scoop on what the cast will wear. "We don't buy a single thing off the rack," says Christensen, whose team creates as many as 22 costumes in a single week. "After each results show we get 15 minutes with each celebrity to discuss the next look. Wednesdays we shop for fabric, Thursdays we cut patterns and Fridays we do fittings. The only dress rehearsal is just 2 hours before the Monday shows, so we're often stitching someone into a dress and gluing on rhinestones during the overture!" What's it like collaborating with strong-willed women like Kate Gosselin and Pamela Anderson? "The women get critiqued much more on what they wear, so I try to give them what they want," Christensen says. "Since Kate is from the reality world, she was new to all this. We looked through stacks of magazines and I tried to give her lots of reassurance. Pam walked in and said, 'Now I finally have the chance to be a Vegas showgirl!'"