LA Phil’s Designer Don Giovanni
by Christie Connolley
The images are in from the star-studded design collaboration of the LA Philharmonic’s production of Don Giovanni and they are stunning. Set designer, Frank Gehry worked in tandem with costume designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the duo behind the fashion house Rodarte to create a hauntingly beautiful aesthetic.
“It took a while to understand the characters, their motivations and what we wanted to visualize. Frank told us from the beginning that it was about the music, and our job was to help that. The costumes are the kind of thing that you want to lift the music — you don’t want to compete or kill it,” said Kate Mulleavy.
(Photo Credit: Autumn de Wilde)