Author: Mariana Sandoval

  • A Year In Review: The Art of Costume 2020

    A Year In Review: The Art of Costume 2020

    Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched – Ratched. Costume Design by Lou Eyrich and Rebecca Guzzi. Credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX In the words of one of America’s great poets, Jake Tapper, 2020 was “a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck”. Okay well, he might have been describing one of this year’s presidential debates, […]

  • Recreating Royal Wedding Gowns: The Crown

    Featured Image: Emma Corrin as Princess Diana. Netflix: The Crown, Season 4 Episode 3. Photo: Des Willie/Netflix The Royal family has always used fashion for power, control, entertainment, traditions, new trends, or just to enjoy the pleasure of having the nicest fabrics, trims, and accessories to adorn themselves as they please. Among these different uses […]

  • The Costumes of Hamilton: How An 18th Century Silhouette Tells a Story

    Hamilton, Broadway’s 2015 boundary-crossing musical phenomenon, with 11 Tony Awards, 1 Pulitzer Prize, and 1 Grammy Award, is a cultural and theatrical revolution. Written by Lin Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, it tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of The United States of America. With some elements being […]

  • A Mid-Victorian Tale Of Madness: Sweeney Todd

    Sweeney Todd has been one of the most iconic and long-lasting characters of the Victorian Period. Making its first appearance as a villain of the Victorian penny dreadful serial The String of Pearls, in 1847, his tale became an urban legend in London. In 1979 the acclaimed Tony-Award winning Broadway Musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of […]

  • Dressing Powerful Women: Cable Girls

    Cable Girls is an original Netflix series, that tells the story of four women in Spain during the late 1920s until the late ’30s. These women start as employees of Spain’s first telephone company, and they all have one dream in common, show how capable and independent they can be. The late ’20s is still […]

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