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FIGURE 7.1 Watercolor rendering of Scapino by Esther Van Eek for the University of Windsor, ON.

CHAPTER 7

COSTUME DESIGN TRAINING: CREATING IN OTHER CONTEXTS

Esther Van Eek

It has often been said that clothes make the man. American humorist Mark Twain expanded the idea to, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.”1

Clothing defines us. It is the outward expression of ourselves that we choose to display to the rest of the world. From the first time we play dress up, or when our schoolmates assert what is the “right” way to dress, and what isn’t, we begin our education in the power of clothing. What we opt ...

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