Edel Colorno, Alfredo(Italian, 1856-1912)
A French costume designer, Edel was said to have been among the continent’s most important costume designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The artist designed costumes for a wide range of productions as well as advertisements for Operas and events. Edel even ventured to the United States in order to design costumes for events held at the Hippodrome in New York in 1904.
Edel had been to the continent once before, in charge of the color and costume theme for ‘America,’ a spectacle that was a part of Chicago’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Edel is noted for his attention to color schemes as well as for the great reputation he carved out for himself both at home and abroad.
Works cited:
“American Woman Charms Famous European Costumer,” in New York Times. 18 December 1904.

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