Drama queens will no doubt applaud Frank Sorbier’s melodramatic take on tragic heroines and offer an ovation for Ondine’s sweeping gown made with strips of cutout organza that gracefully floated down the runway. However, Iphigénie’s draped silk frock, topped with a headpiece made of cutlery, or Andromaque’s armorlike bustier worn over a billowing black skirt — while flawlessly executed — seemed more comedic than tragic.


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