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Born Yesterday

Written by Garson Kanin

THEA 549: Projects in Costume Design

Instructor: Lauren Roark

April 2019

Though it was written 70 years ago, Born Yesterday only grows more timely each day. It is- at its core- a story about a smart, vivacious woman finding agency in a world that desperately wants to keep her ignorant and quiet. With that in mind, I wanted Billie's wardrobe to outwardly reflect her vibrancy through lively jewel tones and rich textures, contrasting sharply with the neutrality of the men around her.