I got a call one afternoon from a woman who’d found us online and told us she was calling for Tracy Morgan… 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.
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. 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 a blast!