For some, navy blazers, white shirts and rep ties are the perfect costume — costume in the dictionary sense, that is. Namely, “a
So it should come as no surprise that a costumer would appreciate this costume.
Pictured is stage and screen costume designer William Ivey Long. Given that his middle name is “Ivy,” he’s already one step ahead in the game. On top of that, he dresses in a refined uniform of navy (blazer or suit), white tab or buttondown shirt, and dark striped tie.
The on-the-job clothing of most who work in the entertainment industry is one notch above college students (the current kind) in slovenliness. But Long appears to actually get dressed up for pinning performers backstage. That’s called setting an example, and brings up another dictionary definition of costume: a selection of garments worn for an occasion. Work, for example, and whatever your work may be. — CC
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