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

By Adam Hetrick
09 May 2013

Barnes' sketch

The dress that Lola wears in "Hold Me in Your Heart" is almost an exact copy of a Whitney Houston dress [when she sang "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" at the American Music Awards]. There's something about it that feels right, because it's that kind of song – this power ballad that Billy sings, and with Whitney's passing there's this bittersweet part of her life that ties in.

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