In “Passing,” Costume Designer Marci Rodgers Avoids Clichéd Flapper Fashion And Draws From Her Chicago Roots

by Jonathan M. Square


In this article Jonathan M. Square recounts the story of the film “Passing,” directed by Rebecca Hall, adapted from the original 1929 book “Passing” by Nella Larsen. In an interview with the Costume Designer for the film, Marci Rodgers, together they dive into Rodgers’ methodology in crafting an authentic portrayal of the 1920’s, while also adjusting her design eye to the literal Black & White nature of the film.




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