A Tracy Morgan Stage Wear Creation

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I got a call one afternoon from a woman who’d found me online and said she was calling for Tracy Morgan…and I was immediately put on the line with his assistant, Kenny…

 

We are longtime fans of  ’30 rock’  here, so I got a little flustered & do a (phone) double take- and I have to to ask him if I’d heard Kenny – or Kenneth?  Turns out it is Kenneth (but not Jack McBrayer), and he goes by Kenny – my head sorta spins. 

When you know Tracy Morgan by his very, very funny depiction of Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock , who doesn’t think of Kenneth!  It was just perfect.

Turned out that Tracy Morgan wanted 2 pairs of white leather “farmer’s overalls” in white leather with red detailing for stand-up appearances.  He knew exactly what he wanted & was a great to work with.  I like that!

As requested:  These are the pure white Italian lambskin overalls with classic detailing and “Tracy” appliquéd up one leg in brilliant red with matching stitching…a fun project for a truly nice (and very funny) guy.  One of the things I love about creating clothing for stage and screen is that you get to do unusual, stand out projects for people who really understand (and use) the communicative power of clothing. 

( My training was mainly based in Costume Design and very heavy in Historical fashion and Couture construction techniques, so “costume”  is really my first love – so being able to communicate with clothing…that’s a huge rush.)

They may have a very defined vision that needs manifestation (like this project) or it can be a very collaborative design process.  It doesn’t matter if it’s an over-the-top costume piece, or something classic that someone can wear for years. 

What I love is the challenge of creating, with, and for my clients – and getting to work with so many amazing people. This was an especially fun project –  and getting a bear hug from Tracy Jordan in front of the crowds at Rockefeller Center in the middle of a shoot day –  well, that was the BEST!

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