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Galinda's Shiz Uniform

Galinda's school uniform is work two ways, with the jacket and without.  When she first appears in this outfit she is wearing a jacket.  Later, she has on a shirt and vest with a tie instead of the jacket.  She wears her Shiz Uniform Shoes during the first scene when she is wearing the Bubble Dress.  The blouse worn has a light pin stripe pattern.

"The school colors for Shiz--a blue and white design. Elphaba is in dark blue...Galinda/Glinda in perky white. Costumes help describe their personalities and the central characters' emotional journeys. Hilferty explains in an Entertainment Design magazine article that she combined the Shiz University colors of white and blue for the ensemble outfits and used the colors individually for Glinda and Elphaba. "What I was trying to get at the end was an icon for each of them, where they become specifically representative: Glinda for goodness and Elphaba [who publically represented the Wicked Witch of the West] for evil. By using blue and white as the school colors, I was able to have Elphaba all in blue, and Glinda all in white. The goal was to make the two women be the most outstanding thing in every world they entered."  Resource: www.musicalschwartz.com

Here is Susan Hilferty's sketch of the dress:

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Original Dress

Here are a few pictures of the original Shiz uniform Galinda wore in early productions.  This outfit is different in that it is a one piece dress with similar pleats as Elphaba's uniform.  It has tucks going horizontal across the bodice turning into pleats at the waistline.  The skirt hem also has a diagonal hemline with the shorter side starting on the left and getting longer to the right.  The jacket is also different with a skewed closure going horizontal from the left down to the right side.

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