A New Kind of Rags

Computers have had a transformative effect on the work of lighting, sound, and (increasingly) set designers; costume designers, however, have by and large resisted the lure of the digital world. One costume designer who is ahead of the curve is Carrie Robbins; she not only creates her sketches in the computer, she makes use of it to explore new ideas in costume design and manufacture.

Consider her designs for a revival of the musical Rags at Paper Mill Playhouse, in Millburn, NJ, whic

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