‘Pose’: Bridging the ’80s to the Present with Ball Costumes

‘Pose’: Bridging the ’80s to the Present with Ball Costumes
Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking FX series, “Pose,” opened up the TV series format to Lgbtq inclusion and diversity like never before with its dazzling depiction of ’80s African-American and Latino ball culture in New York. It served as an allegorical bridge of liberation and empowerment amid the rise of Trump, and costume designers Lou Eyrich and Analucia McGorty were key collaborators in creating the boldest costume statement of the season.

“Ryan had a vision from the beginning with his support team of [co-creator] Steven [Canals] and [producer] Janet [Mock],” said Eyrich, who also served as producer. “They bring such a wealth of experience and information so we were guided by them. To be able to tell this story during those dire times, and to have this place for people to walk in and feel safe and dance and dress up was vital. So we got to learn both worlds.”

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