The Pastie Project was created by costume designer and historian Coleen Scott. Coleen is passionate about preserving burlesque costume history, and with her husband, photographer Ben Trivett, they created a photo archive of pasties, both vintage and cutting edge. Our goal was to publish a book on the history of pastie construction, and to represent as many varieties and types that have existed throughout burlesque history. Thanks to generous support during our Kickstarter fundraiser in March 2017, The Pastie Project book was published in June 2017, and is available for purchase at Blurb Books!
Image: Ben Trivett
Coleen is a bi-coastal costume designer living in Santa Monica, California. She has been on the burlesque scene since 2008, producing and performing from coast to coast under the stage name Rosey La Rouge. She is a professional costume designer and makeup artist with an MFA in Costume Design from Boston University. She is currently interviewing burlesque legends about their costumes for Burlesque Beat, and her book The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018 for publishers Routledge, Taylor and Francis is in production and will be available in June 2019.