New costumes for Symphony in Cwhat was wrong with the Karinska costumes?
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:01 AM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:46 PM
Well, apparently you do (see directly above)! I don't like the pouf. To me, it looks fussy, and worse than that, it tends to obscure the all-important line from the middle of the dancer's back through her hips.
I think Karinska's designs are wonderful-(MCB has them)-with all those little bows, but...are they going to be replaced with the uber-flat pankace designs...?...I don't like those...
If you look carefully at cinnamonswirl's video and you can glimpse them. I don't see how they could be scaled back enough for an afternoon at the ballpark or even a nice dinner out. Even at half-size, these are strictly for formal wear.Well, that depends on the street, doesn't it ... And it could be that they'll be scaled back for everyday use, much as fashion designers adjust their runway designs before they're manufactured and shipped out to department stores.
This should be interesting -- earrings that are designed to be visible from a stage like the State Theater might be a little out of proportion for street wear.
(The earrings will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will go to NYCB.)
In the 40-some years I've been a NYCB regular, there have been a few adaptations to the costumes. The video that Quiggin posted (post #6) shows them at their worst, I think. The guys' costumes are half a step above practice clothes, while the tutus are more formal. Mismatch between the sexes. Fortunately, the men's tunics gained a satiny finish and some subtle sparkle. The spats came and went . At one point, the women's bodices were a lovely brocade over a plain, flattish tutu. For some reason, they didn't last long. A shame.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:35 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:05 PM
(the jewelry section of this website was fun to explore, makes you wonder which tiaras will be worn this summer for the Queen's Jubilee - maybe they will pull some of the rarely worn ones from the vault for the newer royal ladies to wear?)
Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:16 PM
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