GESUALDO was an ambitious student thesis project,
with a $2,000 budget for 33 period costumes.
My overarching concept for the costume design was to create period-accurate garments that used color as a primary means of communication of the narrative. The storyline spans the years 1591-1615, following the tragic life of famous Italian composer and Prince of Venosa, Carlo Gesualdo.
This piece is the lead character's "everyday" attire I designed and constructed. I adapted patterns from "Period Patterns no. 58" for the doublet and trunkhose, and constructed the neck-ruff from research on the cartridge pleat. The hat, boots, and tights were sourced.