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Bright sequins and ribbons embellish fabrics on the walls at Textile Fabrics in Nashville.

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Santo Loquasto’s designs for the American Ballet Theatre’s Rodeo were being rebuilt at Carelli Costumes for a new production. The associate designer had kept careful records of the fabrics used the first time around, but of course they were not necessarily still available several years later. Loquasto used the expected printed calicos for the prairie dresses and western shirts, but in a way that took advantage of the richness and texture of the small prints. The audience would not be able to see the designs on ...

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