Tuesday, August 9, 2011


when i first started volunteering with the joffrey ballet, i was given a tour of its studio and offices.  by far the coolest part was the wardrobe department.  they were gearing up for their annual production of the nutcracker at the time, which meant i was treated to an in-person viewing of the sugar plum fairy's costume (i even touched her crown!), a most memorable moment for this ballet fan girl.  

i do believe you will all find this inside look at the joffrey's wardrobe department as fascinating as i did.  below, some fabulous photographs of the department hard at work on this fall's performance, the world premiere of don quixote.

for extra coolness, listen to this short interview with travis halsey from wardrobe about the don quixote costumes.

xo. di.

*images via j-pointe


  1. AMAZING!! What a cool opportunity! They should sell those costume sketches, I would be their first customer, so pretty!

  2. That is so awesome that you got a behind-the-scenes look at the costuming! Thanks for sharing it. :)

  3. Gorgeous! Must have been an amazing experience, totally green with envy!

  4. omg, how fun is that? i took a costume design class in college and had to draw something similar! but we never actually made them!


  5. ahhhh-mazing! Oh my goodness, what a fun job that would be! xoxo

  6. Ah DIE! I did the same with The Milwaukee Ballet! I miss them so much and you guys actually got one of our ladies! I will def be trying to come to this.

  7. so glad to see all the joffrey love!

    alex - would totes buy these sketches too!

    sami - that sounds like a completely fabulous class, i'm jealous!

    zoe - oh really? that's so funny! i love it


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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