Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Infusing High Fashion Streetwear with Personal History: Creating the Costume Design for Polaroid Stories
by Martin, Amanda L., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 10; 10751933
Abstract (Summary)

The costume design for Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories focused on the adaptation of runway fashion to street clothes for the homeless characters in the play. The dichotomy between runway fashion and the homeless youth visually represents the nature of the play. It explores the societal oppression of youth living on the streets who are constantly striving for what they cannot achieve. The use of distressing on the costumes was crucial in portraying the extent of the character’s plight. The collaboration between scenic, lighting, sound, hair, and makeup design, created a successful visually new portrayal of Polaroid Stories.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smith, Nancy Jo
Commitee: Baumgardner, Catherine Gutting, Jacques, David Martin
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Theatre Arts
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Design, Theater
Keywords: Costume, Costumes, Design, Distressing, Polaroid stories, Theatre
Publication Number: 10751933
ISBN: 9780438024267
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