CDG - The Costume Designer

Winter 2023

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There was a handful of women so far ahead of the times that fash- ion didn't catch up to them for fifty years. What ground breaking diva wore the man's tailcoat first? Was it Josephine Baker, Louise Brooks, or Marlene Dietrich? No matter who wore it first, or who wore it best, it was costume designer Travis Banton, Dietrich and Swarovski crystals that minted an icon. 42 THE COSTUME DESIGNER | WINTER 2023

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