THE PIPE SMOKER





A most interesting costume, flirting with different looks. He wears wide breeches, like one would find in moorish Spain, but they are paired with an open black shirt and a tight-fitting bolero jacket trimmed with ponpons (reminiscent of what Spanish matadors uses). Instead of a belt he wears what looks like a tied, draped scarf, and he also wear dark tights and a most interesting hat. And he smokes the pipe! Few stage costumes has adapted the casual look of the costume sketch - they are always grander and much more elaborate, not picking up on the historical references the design offers. But they look smashing on stage, and that is the mission of the costume....