‘Women of Venice’ chorus character in ‘Candide’ by Leonard Bernstein.
Costume interpretation, fabric sourcing, cutting and making.
Designed by Johanna Muessig
Directed by Gareth Corke – AUCB Productions
The costume consists of a structured silk velvet jacket with elaborate detailing at the cuffs, and separate skirt with a slight train and box pleated hem. The character is a courtesan figure frequenting Venetian gambling halls; as such the costume is elegant and expensive – as well as somewhat showy.