"The Most Beautiful Thing": Tony Award Winner Gregg Barnes Designs Kinky Boots' Signature Looks

By Adam Hetrick
09 May 2013

A nod to Rosie

At the end of the first act, we knew that they were coming back to the factory to see the unveiling of the boot. So, in my head, I imagined that they thought, "Oh, we're gonna go help in the factory so we should look like Rosie the Riveter." So, all of the first act costumes for the Angels are a nod to the 1940s Rosie the Riveter look. Even the heels are a high-heeled work boot.

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