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  • BA Costume Construction in partnership with the Royal Opera HouseThe Royal Opera House

During the BA (Hons) degree in Costume Construction at South Essex College in partnership with the Royal Opera House, Carrie trained alongside professionals from one of the most prestigious theatres in the world.

Carrie's work featured in an exhibition during 2017 at The Beecroft Art Gallery in Southend. In 2018, Carrie assisted on costume-making for the new ballet production of Swan Lake and the opera Lohengrin. Carrie also worked for the 2018 summer season for Grange Park Opera and in the tailoring department at The National Theatre on their productions of Macbeth and Hadestown.

In her final year, Carrie made a tailored 80s suit for the screen character of Alexis Carrington. She also faithfully re-constructed a 17th century garment for the Costume Society’s Patterns of Fashion Award 2019 of which she is a Finalist. Final judging takes place in July 2019 by award-winning designer Michele Clapton. Carrie's final costume on the degree was a reinterpretation of the clockmaker and magician Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker. This costume is an entry for the 2019 ROH Prize and will be exhibited at the Royal Opera House during June 2019.

The Kitchen Maid - Photographer, Andy Edgecumbe; Hair, Robin Pawloski; Make-up, Carol Brown; Model, Maria Matakova

Alexis Carrington - Photographer, Andy Edgecumbe; Hair, Robin Pawloski; Make-up, Julie Cooper; Model, Laurel Dougall

Drosselmeyer - Photographer, Andy Edgecumbe; Hair, Robin Pawloski; Make-up, Carol Brown; Model, Tiffany Smith

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