Yeehaw Designer to the Stars Trades Glitter for Mask-Making


Courtesy of Kelsey Randall

Some of our favorite up-and-coming designers have pivoted to face masks, offering a version for every taste, often with philanthropic benefits. If you’d rather make your own, take a page from NYC designer Kelsey Randall, whose glittery Western looks have been worn by Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Lil Nas X.

Randall has been making an average of 300 masks per week since March 23, when she converted her Bushwick workspace into a mask-making operation. The donations have gone to GRM and the Ali Forney Center; she has also been fulfilling personal requests from nurses, families of cancer patients, daycare workers and other essential workers. And now, she’s opened up her studio with YouTube tutorials anyone can use to make masks for themselves and their families, or to donate. Here, Randall teaches ELLE readers how to make their own masks from household items like T-shirts and tights—no sewing required!