The costume designer Theoni V. Aldredge was, it seems, the perfect collaborator: People who worked with Theoni Aldredge once wanted to do so again; people who worked with her twice considered the arrangement permanent, and chose her repeatedly for their projects as a matter of course. If this suggests that Aldredge, who died on January 21, at the ripe age of 88, had no distinct artistic personality of her own, the suggestion is emphatically misleading. A strong-minded and strongly sensible woman who engaged in extended artistic partnerships with some of the most challenging figures in the New York theater, she simply knew how to create what they wanted by her own methods and from her own point of view. Often, she knew what they wanted better than they did themselves; her results proved it, which is why they came... More >>>