La Cage Aux Folles-
The midterm project for our Costume Design II course was to decide as a group on a musical we would like to design, using a particular time and place to base our concept on. Much to my excitement, we agreed on my suggestion to do La Cage Aux Folles. I decided to stay in the original setting of the French Riviera, but specifically during the 1970s, with the area serving as a major vacation and nightlife destination for the rich and famous. I particularly wanted to base my designs firmly into the French fashions of the period, while also paying tribute to the gay nightlife and drag culture of the day as the modern gay rights movement exploded onto the mainstream.