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Bouchra Jarrar Designs Costume for 'Medea'

This is the French designer’s first venture into the world of theater – and men's wear.

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ACTING UP: Bouchra Jarrar is dipping a toe into men's wear. The French designer is sketching her first theater costume for an avant-garde production of the Greek tragedy "Medea." The one-man show, conceived as a spoken opera, features Jean-René Lemoine, who also wrote the piece. He is to be accompanied by a musician.


Known for cutting killer pants and great jackets, Jarrar's tailoring skills should resonate well with the male way of dressing. “It was a very interesting exchange, intellectually and artistically, exploring the notion of masculine vs. feminine," she mused.


Jarrar said Lemoine’s costume would research the idea of “sensuality on a boy’s silhouette” following her passion for midnight blue and black, and penchant for luxe fabrics such as Super 100 and satin-y leather.


“Medea — Enraged Poem” is to run from March 3 to 23 at MC 93 in Bobigny, near Paris.