King Lear Costume Research

- The Making of King Lear's Dis-solvable Costume - 


When thinking of the passage in King Lear where the latter is descending into madness, I thought back to the Chalayan water soluble dresses. I thought that if King Lear's costume acted so, this could make a good visual representation of his deteriorating mental health (especially as there is a storm in the scene (Act III Scene II) and the 'rain' could hence make his costume fall to pieces like his mental health).

Known as Water Soluble Fabric:

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