Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier’s French farce L’Étoile, with director Alain Gauthier and set designer Tim McMath. The director asked us to explore steampunk for this world. With a traditional steampunk aesthetic for the workers, the design brought in Baroque-punk for the courtiers and a Gothic steampunk for the outsiders who enter the kingdom in disguise.
Each image below includes a page from my bound design book created for the artistic team and costume makers and includes inspirational research, a costume rendering and working sketches or detail drawings. Once fabric is sourced or created, swatches are placed in the book too.