|photo by Robertt Caplin for the New York Times|
It details the process of costume designer Susan Hilferty as she created the clothing for the musical "Wonderland".
After coming up with the initial concept, Hilferty worked with the actress/singer, Karen Mason to ensure that Mason could breath and move easily in the queen's costume.The pleating around her hips is meant to evoke a fanned deck of cards. There are 80 fabric roses on each sleeve, (my favorite part of the dress). More than 18 people worked on her costume to get it just right.
|Costume illustration by Susan Hilferty|
|The actress/singer Karen Mason in her Queen of Hearts Costume. photo by Michal Daniel|