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Unpacking the Hamilton Costumes: Historical Accuracy? How to Take Liberties With Period CostumeAlso. Irrelevant, but when are we going gender blind and getting a woman playing Hamilton? *I’m referring at this point to the stays in Hamilton providing a vertically flattened silhouette, eliminating bust curve in the bodice that would not have been apparent in the 18th century. This was poorly worded (‘flat front’) as stays technically were not entirely flat down the front at all; particularly as the century progressed, stays became more and more rigid down the front, the center front peaks more prominent to the point where busks were used to push the center front seam out away from the body and into a point. See for example the extant stays on pages 106 and 110 in ‘Patterns of Fashion 5’ by Janet Arnold, et al.  Paul Tazewell was trained in Shakespeare and other historically-based productions: (https://observer.com/2016/06/hamiltons-costume-designer-talks-about-modernizing-18th-century-style/)  Examples of women in stays as outerwear: -https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RXwgcAdCV6a-eUXyg6z5yp0xvcpePye2co6t-ePm54oufBvn2EGHTccctCUXbwneLsCub18iFbR5oGV7CqvFCOFCc83G3oo -http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O699348/old-chairs-to-mend-print-vendramini-giovanni-john/ -https://i0.wp.com/spitalfieldslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Cries-of-London-10.jpg?w=600&ssl=1 (Francis Wheatley’s ‘Cries of London’ series) -https://i0.wp.com/spitalfieldslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Cries-of-London-9-Version-2.jpg?w=600&ssl=1 (Francis Wheatley’s ‘Cries of London’ series)  Portrait of King George III: https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/george-iii-17381820-28467/search/people:george-iii-of-the-united-kingdom/page/1/view_as/grid Screenshot of the elbow dart was taken from this video interview: ABC Costume interview: https://abc7news.com/hamilton-abc7-video-backstage-at-watch/5552487/ IMAGE CREDITS: Portrait of a Lady, 1764. The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/17447 Dress, Ca. 1760. The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/79220 Robe à l’Anglaise, 1785-87. The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/81105?searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&when=A.D.+1600-1800&ft=fashion+plate&offset=0&rpp=80&pos=76 Dress, 1795-97. The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/82284?searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&when=A.D.+1600-1800&ft=fashion+plate&offset=160&rpp=80&pos=202 Coat, 1787-92. The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/82457?searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&when=A.D.+1600-1800&ft=coat&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=17 Tailcoat, ca. 1815. The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/657342 Portals to Other Realms: Instagram, for real-time progress: http://www.instagram.com/bernadettebanner (@bernadettebanner) Patreon, for more vloggish and bloggish content: https://www.patreon.com/bernadettebanner Prints & merch of design sketches: https://www.redbubble.com/people/bertiebanner/shop For business enquiries, please contact my representation at: firstname.lastname@example.org Requests for personal dressmaking commissions are not considered at this time. Music: ‘Charmed Encounter’ by Arthur Benson, epidemicsound.com ‘Yellow Light’ by Arthur Benson, epidemicsound.com ‘Incidental Encounter’ by Arthur Benson, epidemicsound.com ‘Minor Indiscretions’ by Arthur Benson, epidemicsound.com ‘Odd Behaviour’ by Arthur Benson, epidemicsound.com1
Why All Fast Food Chains Look The Same Today - Cheddar ExplainsHave you ever wondered why new McDonald's, Wendy's, KFC, Taco Bell, Burger Kings and more are starting to look the same? Over the years consumer preferences have evolved and recently a new type of restaurant has entered the game to cater to those very preferences. For traditional fast food, it's either evolve or go extinct. Further reading: 1. Restaurant-ing through History 2. Ethics, Design and Planning of the Built Environment: by Claudia Basta and Stefano Moroni 3. Historic Projects 4. Washington Post 5. Business Insider 6. ArchDaily 7. Curbed 8. Australian Design Review 9. QSR Magazine 10. The Laurinburg Exchange https://www.australiandesignreview.com/architecture/a-look-inside-mcdonalds-new-times-square-flagship-by-landini-associates/ QSR Magazine: https://www.qsrmagazine.com/fast-casual 10 The Laurinburg Exchange: https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/1958/arbys-to-hold-grand-reopening-friday Subscribe to Cheddar on YouTube: http://chdr.tv/subscribe Connect with Cheddar! On Facebook: http://chdr.tv/facebook On Twitter: http://chdr.tv/twitter On Instagram: http://chdr.tv/instagram On Cheddar.com: http://chdr.tv/cheddar87