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The Learned Ladies
Rendered on Procreate with collage and digital brushes
The Learned Ladies
"...I think the most important thing for me to keep in mind as a designer is to be authentic to the story at hand. My process is grounded in detailed exploration of the material through both text analysis and visual research.
Of all design elements, few are interacted with as intimately by actors as costumes,
and I find having an impact on something so intimate very empowering."
"The design (lighting by Grey Starbird, sound by Janel J. Badrina, costumes by Victoria Nicolette Gist,
"Symbolism-intensive and purposefully poetic in diction, “The Book of Magdalene” is not the
sort of play to which I ordinarily warm, but its stageworthiness is self-evident...
Good cast, good costumes, and a giant insect puppet whose unexpected
appearance (in both senses of the word) will startle you."
“Getting to learn more about Willa Kim and her love of just the art form itself and the importance of being able to,
whether it’s quick or not, communicate your vision to a director and to a creative team through the
brush strokes or through watercolor, has been really inspiring,” says Gist. “It’s nice
to be able to remind yourself as a costume designer that while your job
is to get it done, you are an artist as well.”
American Theatre Magazine: What Clothes After Closure? 4 Young Designers Have Some Ideas
"Everything's minimal: …Victoria Nicolette Gist's contempo costumes of skinny jeans and Ethan's shlumpy outfit…
"The creative team adds a lot to the production with bold choices. The costumes, designed by
Victoria Nicolette Gist, range from historical to garish and hit just the right notes."
"I also enjoyed Victoria Nicolette Gist's costumes that seemed plausible and fit the sensibilities of the characters."
"Victoria Nicolette Gist, Stella Katz, and Regan A. McKay are the inaugural recipients of the new Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship, honoring the late costume designer by paying it forward to student artists."
"Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced recipients of the 2019 Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship,
a new initiative to provide support to costume design students enrolled in a professional training
program in honor of Willa Kim. The inaugural recipients are students
Victoria Nicolette Gist, Stella Katz, and Regan A. McKay."
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