Costume Interpretation - La Cenerentola

La Cenerentola, and Italian opera based on the fairytale of Cinderella, was a production of the Royal Welsh College opera course. The concept has Cinderella placed in the modern 2018 world, until she reads the book, La Cenerentola, and is transported into the story. You subsequently see letters and pages from the book creeping up onto the costumes of all the characters as Cinderella is seeing her life through the filter of the story. This particular garment that I made was for Cinderella's entrance to the ball. The gown consists of an underdress that has a skirt made of printed fabric and a fitted, partially boned bodice, an gauze overskirt, and a hand-dyed and draped overbodice.

Costume & Set design: Marc Vela Sola

Director: Martin Constantine

Photography: Robert Workman

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Original costume design by Marc Vela Sola

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Line drawing to work out the pattern and method for the underdress

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Working sketch to work out the patterning and construction for the skirt of the underdress

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Underbodice toile

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Working sketch of cotton gauze overskirt

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Toile fitting of underdress

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Toile fitting of overbodice

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Underdresses, with printed skirts and overbodice bases

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Overbodice bases before pleated strips are draped and stitched on

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Dyeing printed strips for bodice

Draping of the overbodice

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Final fitting

Final fitting

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