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Author:  Basheva [ Mon Jan 08, 2001 12:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Costume Designers

This is an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer. I know this is not about dance costumes - but - we don't often get interviews with a costume designer and many of the same "rules" apply - so I think it makes for interesting reading - hope you agree:


Not a beat was lost in the busy backstage rhythm of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre one recent evening as actor Stephen R. Buntrock yelled, in mock outrage, "She's got her hands down my pants!"

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Costume Designers

He's got Broadway covered
He's dressed everyone from Melanie Griffith to Mick Jagger. Meet Tony-winning designer William Ivey Long. By Leslie Talmadge | Special to The Christian Science Monitor

NEW YORK – In a costume-shop fitting room on Eighth Ave., William Ivey Long stands in front of actress Stephanie Block, who is trying on a succession of oversized sweaters. As costume designer for "The Boy From Oz," an upcoming Broadway musical on the life of singer-songwriter Peter Allen, Mr. Long has to select an outfit for Ms. Block, who is playing Liza Minnelli. The scene is what Long describes as one of Ms. Minnelli's "insecure scenes."
Daughters of glamorous, strong mothers "hide themselves in their clothes," Long says. And Minnelli, daughter of Judy Garland, was no exception.

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Author:  Admin [ Tue Sep 16, 2003 7:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Costume Designers

Palmyra woman creates costumes for Bossov Ballet
Unique ball gowns a labor of love for couturist Anna Marie Alfano. By Sharon Kiley Mack for The Bangor News (Maine)

PALMYRA - It's like being in a fairy tale to visit Anna Marie Alfano's Palmyra sewing studio, the heart of the home built in 1735. Climb up the tiny, steep stairway into a turret-room with soaring ceilings and a half-dozen windows letting in light, and ball gowns on hangers seem to dance around the room. Sketches of bridal gowns that every little girl has dreamed of decorate the walls. Her cutting table looks down on a soon-to-be-completed spiral staircase.

Next to the cutting room is her sewing room with four sewing machines and bolts of jewel-colored fabric lining the walls. Up a ladder to the loft and more bolts of cloth spill over.

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Author:  LMCtech [ Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Costume Designers

Thanks to all you for posting these articles. They were quite interesting.

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