“Without a doubt, it’s the biggest, the most challenging, educational, and valuable thing I’ve ever done,” costume designer Caroline Eselin says of her work on the Barry Jenkins Amazon series. She adds: “The whole piece is a costume piece. But I hoped that (the clothes) were quiet and helped serve the story in the most natural way," she says. Eselin purposely stayed away from sheen and shiny fabrics. “I wanted to make sure that we never stole the limelight," she says. "If the costumes are invisible sometimes, (then that’s) good, we’ve done our job.” ALSO: Before pursuing acting, Thuso Mbedu dreamed of becoming a dermatologist.
TOPICS: The Underground Railroad, Amazon Prime Video, Caroline Eselin, Thuso Mbedu, Costume Design