After making the Couture cut earlier this year, Bouchra Jarrar is making headlines again for designing her first theatre costume for the Greek tragedy Medea—Enraged Poem, a one-man spoken opera show written, produced, and played by Jean-René Lemoine, and accompanied by a musician.
“It was a very interesting exchange, intellectually and artistically, exploring the notion of masculine vs. feminine,” Jarrar told WWD. Besides her gender-bending signature style, the designer is expected to create an avant-garde costume using her favorite luxurious fabrics, such as Super 100 wool and lustrous leathers. The theatre play will run from March 3-23 at the MC 93 Theatre, near Paris.
Last December, Jarrar was officially accepted as a member of the Couture elite by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture (French trade union of Haute Couture), and debuted on the official schedule with her Spring 2014 Couture collection last month. The designer is expected to present her upcoming Fall 2014 ready-to-wear collection at her showroom during Paris Fashion Week.