These renderings are for the absurdist, one-act comedy of manners Un Geste Pour Un Autre. The general design concept was over-the-top “French porcelain dolls.” All the costumes were designed for a performance by the Claremont College’s French Theatre Class.
These are the production photos for the absurdist, one-act comedy of manners Un Geste Pour Un Autre. The Claremont College’s French Theatre Class performed the play in the original French. The costumes are all made from altered 50s prom dresses and miscellaneous suit pieces found in Pomona College’s costume store room. The goal was to create the look of “French porcelain dolls.”
These renderings, inspired by the work of the great architect Frank Gehry, were the final project for my costume design class. I envisioned this production of Twelfth Night taking place in the future, and probably in space. The costumes are all metallic, and I have made prominent use of Gehry’s sense of line, asymmetry, and spacial boundary.
For this project I had to find a children’s fairytale and design costumes for the story’s main characters. I chose the traditional Japanese folktale Momotaro or Peach Boy. The costumes are based off of traditional Japanese clothing, altered to portray the various animal characteristics.