Clothing, and the quality of life during the Victorian times depended on whether you were rich or poor...
The costumes of "Transparent" involve finding the right look for a middle-aged man coming out as transgender; they need to reveal the inner life of an entire family in transition. Costume designer Marie Schley joined Variety's Malina Saval to take us inside the design of Amazon's acclaimed series.
Canadian Costume designer Anne Dixon shows us every stitch, hem, and pleat that helped build the world of Anne ...
Costume designer Lou Eyrich has two Emmys but even she was a little intimidated when she was assigned to dress the fashion icon Lady Gaga for “American Horror Story: Hotel.” Eyrich joined Variety’s Maria Cavassuto to pull back the curtain on The Countess’s dressing room.
Dye Technician, Marian Padina, and Assistant Head of Dye Shop, Parveen Banga, talk through the process of dying Donna Anna's dress for Don Giovanni.
Stage Manager Heather Chockley shows off costumes from the North America tour of The Phantom Of The Opera; lovely
Go backstage with PHANTOM performer Jeremy Stolle ("Passarino") and get a glimpse of the costumer's art.
In August 2014, the Texel Diving Club recovered a box filled with perfectly preserved clothing from a 17th-century shipwreck under the sands of the Wadden Sea near the island of Texel off the coast of North Holland.A silk damask gown in near-perfect condition was recovered along with a jacket, silk bodices woven with gold and silver thread and silk knee socks. Other artifacts were recovered from the shipwreck such as Italian pottery, a silver gilt vessel, a red velvet pouch embroidered with silver thread that contained a two-sided lice comb made of cow horn, pomanders (spheres with pleasant-smelling contents to offset foul odors) and a number of leather book covers. One of them is stamped in gold with the coat of arms of King Charles I.Historians believe that the lady who wore this lavish wardrobe was likely the Scottish lady-in-waiting Jean Kerr, Countess of Roxburghe the confidante of English Queen Henrietta Maria. Experts on the English House of Stuart found a letter written on March 17, 1642, from Princess Elizabeth Stuart, who mentioned that her sister-in-law Henrietta's baggage ships had gone down, carrying vessels from her private chapel, as well as the clothing of her ladies-in-waiting.The collection serves as a kind of time capsule that reveals the clothing tastes of the elite of the period.
Emily Taaffe is dressed in her 19th century costume for Daphne in 'Nation'.
The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.