Grace

February 19, 2017

 

“Vigorous, naive, and soothing; like a refreshing breeze in the gloomy world,” said Joyce, the screenplay writer, “that’s what I want Grace to represent in this play.”

As the costume designer of this supporting actress in the school’s English drama contest, I started brainstorming with several impressions in mind:

Chiffon, satin, tulle, floral ornaments.

Just like the character’s name, Grace, I wanted to create a look that possess elegance and unflagging perseverance. So I took inspiration from the pink Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn for Vogue in  1955 and added some personal twists on it.

Of course, the script changed a lot along the rehearsal process, and most of the characters became slightly different from the original setting in some aspects (for instance, Grace became a little impulsive and funny). However, I think everyone would agree that Angela, the actress, had still done a brilliant job animating Grace and utilizing the costume as she played the role.

I really wish I could show you guys some pictures. Unfortunately, I didn’t have sufficient time to take good-quality photos at the contest day.

Thus,I invited Joyce to create another interpretation of Grace, the very first version in her script.

 

「活躍,純真,撫慰人心的 ; 好似陰鬱世界中一陣舒爽的微風」

Joyce(我們班的編劇)說道 :「這就是我希望Grace這個角色在劇中呈現的特色 。」

在這樣的要求下,身為這個英語話劇女配角的造型設計師的我將幾個浮現于腦海中的點子作為出發點,開始構思:

雪紡、緞布、紗、花卉

就如同Grace 這個名字的字面含義,我想要創造一個同時賦予她優雅和堅韌氣質的造型。因此,我將奧黛麗 赫本(a.k.a. 女神)在1955年Vogue雜誌上所穿的一襲粉色紀梵希小禮服作為主要靈感,並加上個人巧思成為最後的成品。

當然,在一次次的演員排演過程中,劇本本身及演員的角色設定都和Joyce原本設定的不太一樣(例如Grace的個性就變得比較傻大姊還有衝動)。但無論如何,我想所有參與這次話劇比賽的人都會同意一個事實:Angela(我們班的最佳女配角 :D )充分的運用這套服裝來凸顯她的個人氣質,並為這個角色做了很好的詮釋。

我真的很希望能夠可以跟你們分享一些比賽當天的照片,但是那天場面實在是太混亂以致於我沒有時間拍出一些好的東西放在這裡,好可惜啊!

所以這次我邀請了Joyce本人來詮釋她原稿中最初的Grace的形象。

 

 

Standing in the shower of warm sunlight and chill wind, we shot for about an hour in a relaxing mood. An unpainted grey concrete wall became our favorite spot, which accentuated the light pink dress perfectly.

我們沐浴在溫暖的陽光及微冷的涼風之中,進行了大約一小時輕鬆愉悅的拍攝。我家附近一面未完工的灰色水泥牆成了最棒的背景,它完美襯托了洋裝淡粉的色調。

 

 

 

 

The dramatic wave structures of the skirt part flowed beautifully as she danced in circles, and the satin petals shone under the sunlight.

Watching this dress being worn again delighted me, just like a refreshing breeze.

Hope you enjoy this version of Grace as well.

當她開始以繞圈的方式舞動,裙擺處張揚的大波浪結構就飛舞了起來,胸前一片緞布製成的手縫花瓣也在陽光下閃著微光,十分美麗。

看著這件洋裝被再次穿出不同感覺,就好似一陣舒爽的微風,讓我十分開心。

希望你們也喜歡這個版本的Grace。

 

 

xx, Winnie WYC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wearing: "Grace" dress by Winnie Chen

Model: Joyce Wu

Photographer:Winnie Chen

Hair &makeup : Winnie Chen

Photoshoot assistant: Christina Wang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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