I've always loved movies, art and clothes.
The costumes had to serve the choreography.
In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need.
Sleepy Hollow had a lot of action in it, even though it was a fairy-tale movie.
In real life, a lot of people at that level will have their kimonos made especially for them.
Some of the kimonos took as long as four to five months to make, with all the layers that go into it.
I had to work out that it was something that could move, without having everybody in spray painted leotards.
Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are.
I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them necessarily as inspiration.
Knowing who the actors were as you were designing them helped, with Catherine's beauty and Renee's frailty, they directed me visually just by who they were.