Video: Designing Those Iconic Chicago Looks

Costume designer William Ivey Long is a veritable legend in the theatre community. He’s designed for scores of Broadway shows, earning fifteen Tony Award nominations and six wins along the way. After more than twenty years on Broadway, the looks he created for Chicago are nothing short of iconic. And while you probably recognize those sultry slips, you might not know the story behind it. For instance, did you know that Roxie is the only character in the show with a costume change? Or did you know that they purposely don’t iron the wrinkles out of Amos’s costume?

Check out the video below to learn even more design secrets, and spoiler alert: it involves a lot of mesh. To book tickets to Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago, visit the show page here.

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