Perspectives: The Art of the Sketch

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Designing clothing for the stage goes far beyond draping and stitching. The process begins with the designer's sketch, an artistic statement in its own right. Whether in pencil, watercolor, ink, or collage, initial renderings give a clear idea of a designer's sensibility and provide a key to what audiences will ultimately see on stage.

The Metropolitan Opera asked the costume designers of eight new productions, including the seven premiering in the 2007 _08 season, to talk about the art of the sketch.

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