• Genders, Centuries Blur as Rei Kawakubo Costumes an Opera

    8 monthes ago - By WWD

    When soprano Constance Hauman donned her Queen Elizabeth I costume for a production of “Orlando” premiering Sunday at the Vienna State Opera, she was overcome with emotion in her golden cage of a dress that abstractly suggests bee anatomy, and telegraphs otherworldly grandeur.
    “I have to say, of the more than 70 productions I have done in my career, I have never seen or will see again costumes as spectacular, as beautiful and carefully crafted,” she marvels. “Rei has been able to channel Olga's music into costumes without ever having listened to it.”
    The Rei in question is, of course, Rei...
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