Wilmington, NC – William Ivey Long has created costumes for movies, ballets, and more than fifty Broadway shows, including Guys and Dolls and Hairspray. He toured the Cameron's galleries last week to begin designing the exhibit. Having grown up in the Carolinas, Long says he's honored to be asked to display at the Cameron.
"Of course I was immediately puffed up with pride and said, oh yes, of course.' Then of course, I started thinking, oh my goodness, this is a museum of art. What am I doing here? So I don't know, we'll see. We'll see if I belong here."
Because costume designers don't automatically own the pieces they create, Long says he will be adding to his collection with outfits borrowed from producers and rescued from costume shops and dumpsters.