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Designer Alain Germain pages through a book of his designs.

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Design

CREATING THE VISION

For the costume makers, whose work we explore in this book, the process starts with the costume design sketch. For the costume designer, the journey begins with a script and a vision. Unlike a fashion designer, for whom the clothing is the end product, a costume designer’s product is actually the character. The clothing helps to illuminate the social role and personality of each member of the story. The visual tableau created by the combination of characters onstage gives insight into the plot and themes of the performance. The context of every costume is ...

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