Same with costumes. For Ion Theatres Sunday in the Park with George, Janet Turner Pitcher had to replicate everything worn in George Seurats masterpiece A Sunday on the Grande Jatte. And did: autumnal hues and apparel of different social classes interwove like Seurats pontilistic dots. Jennifer Brawn Gittings showed her versatility with outre, trash-bash getup for Richard OBriens Rocky Horror Show at Cygnet; and Alta California in the late 1840s, for the Reps Manifest Destinitis, pure period styles, precise comic touches. And Michael Krasss flowering of apparel for the Old Globes Loves Labors Lost. Puffy, 18th-century silken dresses in spring pastels, green uniforms (to match Beattys royal garden), and floor-length, scholar/wizard mufti Antique fuchsia? for the pedantic Holofernes. Cudos often go to design work that stands out. But most fail if they call attention to themselves. Instead, like a bass in an orchestra, they should be felt, not heard, like Anastasia Pauktovas for the Reps Disgraced, and Jeanne Reiths subtle work for Intrepid Theatres Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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comments When it comes to fashion, culture and art, one local nonprofit dominates: the Museum of Fine Arts Fashion Council. The group has treated its very elite members to stylish soirees, as well as talks and trips around the world, for more than a decade. Monday night, the group celebrated these ladies at a holiday cocktail party held at Dolce & Gabbana on Newbury Street. The chic set got a sneak peek at the brands Cruise 2017 collection, and Dolce dresses that have been donned by Elle Fanning and Sarah Jessica Parker were also on display. Many of the ladies took a trip to Milan organized by the council and got up close and personal with Italian design houses, and the event did double duty as a thank-you to them. Guys and dolls on site included Daniela Corte and Stuart Roseman, Karen Rotenberg, Simone Winston, Dr. Pramila Yadav, Eric Jausseran, and Rob Caro. To learn more about the Fashion Council, head to mfa.org or send email to: Friends-FashionCouncil@mfa.org.
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