You probably don't know her by name, but you've seen her work hundreds---if not thousands---of times (the number of times is a function of how often you're binge-watching SSD! haha).
If you've ever wondered who styled our POstables into their signature wardrobes, costume designer Rebekka Sorenson is the answer. Each necklace, sweater and pocket square is in her purview, telling a visual story behind every word of dialogue.
Her professional website describes her as "specializ[ing] in designing costumes that visually reflects the individual character's traits, which adds another important layer to the story being told." It's no wonder Martha, master storyteller on all levels, chose her to clothe these characters. In turn, Martha trusted her to tell a side of Martha's story that reaches beyond the dialogue. And when one reads between the lines, they find out quite a bit more than they anticipated---trust me!
Yet while Sorenson focuses on character traits, this week on the blog we'll be looking at wardrobes from a narrative perspective. What does it mean when Oliver's without a suit jacket? Did you miss Shane's transition from pants to pencil skirts? Does Norman's new look mean he's planning to takeover the DLO? Will there ever be a time Rita might no longer sport her trademark owl accessories?
Indeed, there's a host of stories being told with each dress, pinstripe, loafer and every hue of fabric.
Have your attention now, don't I?
Come back all this week to see the stories you might have missed!
Making It Work,
Wardrobe Week: Introduction | Norman | Oliver | Shane | Rita