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Dirty Dancing

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing costumes. I Recreated the famous hot pink halter and baby pink “Time of my life” dresses for Secret Cinema’s revist to Dirty Dancing in May 2022. This project involved taking image references from the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. From there, I used them to create replicas that were as close as possible to the original film.

The hot pink halter dress is made from a base later of duchess satin with a silk organza overlay and pink chiffon underskirt. The pale pink piece is made with a lined duchess satin bodice and pink chiffon overskirt. I adored being able to make these gorgeous delicate dresses and only wish I had time to take more photos before they were sent off to the show.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing costumes desgined by Martina Trottman and Susan Kulkarni, supervised by Charlotte Young. Production
photography by Luke Dyson.

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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