TCU’s Designing Woman LaLonnie Lehman


About a year ago, when a touring production of “Mary Poppins” swung through Fort Worth, the production’s costume manager got a visit from a local professor who has been immersed in teaching the rarefied art of theatrical costume design.

LaLonnie Lehman ’73 (MA ’75), one of TCU’s longest serving theater department professors, chatted with the “Mary Poppins” costume manager about the five identical aprons the wizardly Mary Poppins wore during each performance. Lehman touched on the virtues of polyester versus 100 percent cotton and how difficult it can be to maintain a costume done in cotton versus an artificial fabric.

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