by Mallory Mckey, Co-Costume Designer
In the early stages of my design work as I was finding images and researching—I was trying to think of some way each character was connected. I was also trying to find my color palette. I’m a visual person and I love seeing color and texture. I was thinking about gold and silver a lot for some of the characters, and then I realized that was the connecting piece. Gold, silver, and money! Once I hit on that idea, there was no stopping me. I immediately started looking up pictures of money and specific bills and coins. The more I looked, the more I could visualize the characters and who they were. Everything was clicking into place in my head.
I read the script again with the idea of each person representing a specific type of money. How they presented themselves, how they saw the world, and how they related with people all made sense. Now it was my job to show that in the clothes. From the money, I got my color palettes for people, and from my research started my designs. It’s not completely obvious, and people might not even see it at all. But, through my perspective, each piece, accessory, and style was designed with this in mind.
Below you will find images that inspired the design for the Seton household.