I posted one of my favorite costume design assignments on social media this week, and received a ton of responses from people interested in teaching it at their school. I assign the Iconic Character Project at the early part of the semester for my beginning costume students. They analysis the look of an iconic character and then translate it into modern fashion, historic clothing, and a dance costume through collage.
Wendy Benstead runs a studio in London that makes exceptional garments for film, TV, theatre, bridal and couture. Over the holidays, Wendy was involved in the Boyzone 20th Anniversary tour. I recently had the chance to ask her about life on the road- a behind the scenes look at the world of wardrobe.
This week, rumors quickly spread that Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards would feature the much anticipated reunion of popular musical group 'NSYNC. It is no rumor that Justin Timberlake, one of 'NSYNC's central members who has gone on to have an explosively successful solo career, is slated to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award akin to a Lifetime Achievement Award. The root of this rumor, and many a fan's newfound hope, is a picture that surfaced on Lance Bass' Instagram of several of the member's backstage at a Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z concert on August 17th. With no member currently denying the rumor, our hope burns strong for this potential (all be it one evening) reunion!
In honor of this moment, we take a short look back at some of the fashionable highlight's of this popular boy band!
A wonderful display of costumes worn by Taylor Swift in music videos and past live performances is currently on tour with the artist on her Red Tour.
Left to Right: Custom-made, corseted dress designed by Sandi Spika Borchetta worn for "Love Story" video; Beaded blouse and shorts outfit (no designer info provided) worn for I HEART RADIO Las Vegas performance; Red Goth Dress designed by Susan Hilferty worn for performance of "Haunted" on the Speak Now World Tour; and Gown designed by Maria Lucia Hohan worn for "Begin Again" music video. (Photos courtesy of Ben Kucharski.)