Original Costume Design by: William Ivey Long
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (2013) – Broadway Musical
This dress was inspired by the beautiful design by Tony Award Costume designer William Ivey Long for the Broadway production Cinderella. This is the magical dress that the Fairy Godmother creates for her to go to the ball.
It consists of a separate bodice, skirt, petticoat and short cage crinoline, all hand crafted from patterns to sewing by me.
The bodice has 27 pattern pieces cut into different fabrics such as taffeta, Poly organdy, embroidered lace and sequin mesh. It has double puff sleeves adorned with floral lace with pearls and rhinestones. The bodice has a draped over layer of organdy that was latter embroidered with transparent sequins and rhinestones. It is fully lined and has small pieces of plastic boning inside at the front to help keep the shape. It has a hooks closure at the center back.
The skirt features 5 layers of different organzas and embroidered fabric, as well as two sets of side swags draped with a center back closure.
The petticoat was made with 5 layers of fabric with a custom made embroidered lace created by me by digitizing the original design of the lace used on the original dress, it was later scaled down and machine embroidered with metallic silver thread.
This dress was made for a 17″ doll (Disney Store) as a commission.
there are more than 70 hours of work into this one of a kind piece.