Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Bouchra Jarrar Designs Costume for ‘Medea’

This is the French designer’s first venture into the world of theater – and men's wear.

ACTING UP: Bouchra Jarrar is dipping a toe into men’s wear. The French designer is sketching her first theater costume for an avant-garde production of the Greek tragedy “Medea.” The one-man show, conceived as a spoken opera, features Jean-René Lemoine, who also wrote the piece. He is to be accompanied by a musician.

Known for cutting killer pants and great jackets, Jarrar’s tailoring skills should resonate well with the male way of dressing. “It was a very interesting exchange, intellectually and artistically, exploring the notion of masculine vs. feminine,” she mused.

Jarrar said Lemoine’s costume would research the idea of “sensuality on a boy’s silhouette” following her passion for midnight blue and black, and penchant for luxe fabrics such as Super 100 and satin-y leather.

“Medea — Enraged Poem” is to run from March 3 to 23 at MC 93 in Bobigny, near Paris.

load comments


Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.
blog comments powered by Disqus