How ‘Harriet’ costume designer Paul Tazewell crafted ‘superhero’ looks for the freedom fighter [Exclusive Video Interview]

How ‘Harriet’ costume designer Paul Tazewell crafted ‘superhero’ looks for the freedom fighter [Exclusive Video Interview]
Paul Tazewell is no stranger to historical period pieces, having won a Tony for his costumes in “Hamilton.” When he joined “Harriet,” he buried himself in research of a bygone era when photography was in its nascent years and ended up finding a recently unearthed new photo of Harriet Tubman.

“There are maybe four [photographs] of her of when she was a little older, more mature … that most of us, that I’m familiar with from high school or junior high. There was a newly found photograph that now resides at the Smithsonian of her actually at the age that we were focusing on in the story of Harriet when she was in her 20s,” Tazewell told Gold Derby at our Meet the Experts: Costume Design panel, moderated by this writer (watch above). “It’s a lovely photograph. [She’s] very elegantly dressed in a way, simply but elegantly dressed. And it’s
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