elizabeth webb


“For a Rathbone costume party labeled “Come as one you most admire”, 1935. Marlene and Paramount designer Travis Banton re-created the mythical legend of Leda and the swan. In gossamer chiffon and swan feathers, she triumphed. More than twenty years later she would remember it when designing her famous swan coat for the stage.”

- Marlene Dietrich: Photographs and Memories


As promised ages ago: fullength European slavegirl costumes backstage:

  1. Mercedesz Csampai, Moscow, 
  2. Tabitha Webb, West End,
  3. Sabrina Harper, Hamburg, 
  4. Ashleigh Fleming, West End,
  5. Kimilee Bryant and Ute Baum, Basel,
  6. Emma Frost, Copenhagen,
  7. Claudia Dallinger, Vienna,
  8. Theano Makariou, Hamburg,
  9. Elizabeth Mata, Mexico City (costume made in the UK).