One of our costume design opportunities is for a short dance piece that will be performed this January. The design process began two weeks ago and preliminary fittings have already taken place. The piece that I am designing costumes for is set in the late 1920s. When the lights come up the dancers are at a wedding reception, dancing the night away. Suddenly one young man spots a beautiful woman across the room. The two move towards eachother and are caught up in a dream of what life would be like if they were together. They are at the beach having a marvelous time. He proposes and she accepts. It's love at first sight. Then we return to the dance floor where they remain with their partners. The whole afternoon at the beach was just a dream.
The dance includes 8 dancers - 4 women, 4 men. The men will be attired in black tailcoats with white vests and bowties. The women will be wearing (hopefully) stunning evening gowns. Here are a few pictures that I've turned to for inspiration.