Huge congratulations to Gabriella Slade, who has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Costume Design!
Design for Performance graduate Gabriella is the costume designer for Six, a new pop musical which has the ingenious idea of imagining all six wives of Henry VIII as a girl band.
— Gabriella Slade (@GabriellaSlade) March 5, 2019
In a recent Stage article about her designs, Gabriella described how she mixed Tudor style with contemporary pop culture.
So which pop stars inspired her?
Catherine of Aragon is Beyoncé, Jane Seymour is Adele, Catherine Parr is Alicia Keys, Catherine Howard is Ariana Grande, Anne Boleyn is Lily Allen and Anne of Cleves is Nicki Minaj meets Rihanna.
Take a look into the sketchbooks of our brilliant Best Costume Design nominees! 🤩
— Olivier Awards (@OlivierAwards) March 27, 2019
At the Oliviers on Sunday night, the Six wives took to the stage showing off Gabriella’s costumes:
You can see more of her designs on her website, gabriellaslade.co.uk
Six is at the Arts Theatre, London and you can find out more here:
Gabriella also designed the costumes for the Spice Girls Spice World tour, working with fellow RWCMD Grad Lighting Designer, Tim Routledge.