Gregg Barnes is one of the most prolific costume designers on Broadway today. He currently has three smash hits running on Broadway, Kinky Boots, Aladdin, and the recently opened Something Rotten! Already nominated for multiple awards, including a Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design in a Musical, Something Rotten is a spectacular feast for the eyes. Set as a comedic hybrid of Elizabethan period piece and musical spectacle, the show is the perfect piece to show off Barnes’ expert use of silhouette, and absolutely brilliant way of combining a myriad of fabrics, textures, and patterns within a single costume. I recently had the opportunity to find out more about Gregg’s vision for this production, and received a slew of construction photos from many of the skilled shops that helped produce it. Enjoy this rare look into a true master’s process!
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