Last blog post I promised a few more renderings from Kentucky Opera's recent Don Giovanni. This was a great project to design, especially with so much vintage in our archives for inspiration. Donna Elvira is a character traditionally portrayed as a crazy, ex-lover of Don G. In this concept, she was our femme fatale, and as was often done in film noir, the troubled woman in white. In terms of the period, Dona Anna and Dona Elvira both wore silhouettes leaning toward the New Look, while Zerlina and ladies of the chorus wore the fuller skirted looks of 1954.
First entrance - 1948 - 52 tailored suit in a light weight linen blend with oyster felt hat, gloves, purse etc. The silk halter top was worn under.
Charcoal grey duppioni masker cape with fur collar mask, gloves and feather headband, inspired by Jacques Fath.
Grey silk charmeuse and devore chiffon negligee, inspired by an Edith head design for Babara Stanwyck.