Rumours are that John Galliano will be designing stage costumes for Stephen Fry’s upcoming part as Lady Bracknell in a new theatre production of Oscar Wilde‘s famous comedy, ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest‘. In the early stages of his career, the British designer had worked as a dresser for Dame Judi Dench when she also played Lady Bracknell at the National Theatre in London in 1982.
Fry, who will also direct the upcoming play, is said to be “in early talks” with Galliano and Roland Mouret regarding costume designs for his formidable character. Alexander McQueen‘s Sarah Burton was also reported to be involved, although a representative from McQueen has denied the reports.
The English actor, presenter and author reportedly told his producers, David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers, that he wants the costumes to receive acclaim when the show opens next year. The venue for this production has not been confirmed yet, but it is likely to take place at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London.