Costume Construction

Costumes patterned and/or built by Laurel.

The Madwomen of Chaillot
The Madwomen of Chaillot

Laurel designed, patterned and built the four madwomen from The Madwoman of Chaillot.

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Gabrielle
Gabrielle

Gabrielle's dress was draped on the form. The dress, collar and bonnet were extrapolated from 1830's fashions.

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Constance
Constance

This ensemble was made by patterning new items and also modifying existing items from stock. The panniers understructures were created by a student, Rosalie Olson. This look was inspired by 1770's court dress with Medieval influences.

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The Madwoman, Aurelia
The Madwoman, Aurelia

Aurelia's skirt and bodice were constructed by modifying a commercial pattern. Her look was designed after 1880's fashion with anachronistic details.

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Josephine
Josephine

Josephine's 1920's inspired cocoon coat was draped on the form. The skirt was made by modifying a commercial pattern.

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Cecily
Cecily

Cecily's dress from The Importance of Being Earnest was made through a combination of draping and flat patterning.

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Detail of Cecily
Detail of Cecily
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