The Red Shoes

Costume Design

This project was designed as my major project during my final year in IADT's Design for Stage and Screen Course. Having had an interest in ballet since childhood I took this project as an opportunity to learn more about dance wear and clothing in movement, taking inspiration from the fit and forms of the 1970's to bring this classic story to life. The characters portrayed in the film are interesting and complicated individuals, and I felt that it gave me many opportunities to portray their personalities through their clothing. The 15 minutes surreal ballet sequence gave many chances to design in a more abstract form, with a focus on the movement of the clothing as they are danced in.