Today we have received sad news. Dominique Borg most known for her costume deigning work has passed away on July 17, 2022 at the age of 76. She happened to take her last breath almost on the same day as her mother -Anne Béranger – who died almost 40 years ago on July 18, 1983 in Paris at the age of only 57.
Costume designer and actress, she has received two Molière and two César awards during a long career.
For us, Mylene’s fans Dominique Borg is especially loved for her unforgettable work for the Mylenium Tour costumes.
Just very recently I have re-published an anecdote about her HERE
There were 7 stage costumes originally created by Dominique Borg for Myleium Tour. as you can see above, Mylene has decided to use only 6 (for the reasons unknown to us).
The costume designer had made a cast of Mylène’s body in order to be able to create with the greatest meticulousness the outfits that will be intended for her. An imperative: that the casting never left Dominique Borg’s workshop!
Another anecdote: during her unforgettable and magical entrance on stage, Mylène was suspended in the air by a harness. So that it is totally invisible, Dominique Borg had it painted the same color as the singer’s body.
Attention to detail has been taken to the extreme. The dress at the start of the show included drops of resin mounted on tulle which required the intervention of plastic specialists accustomed to working with such materials.
Dominique Borg is also the creator of the sublime dress (flesh-colored nylon dress, tight-fitting and embroidered with sheets of blood or flames). Worn by Mylène in the photo of the poster for the 2006 residency Avant que l’ombre… in Bercy (a photo of Robin taken in 2004). Dress also worn during a television performance on the song Souviens-toi du jour… in 1999.
In 2006, during an interview, Dominique Borg confided: “What I have in common with Mylène is this thirst for perfection.”
What a sad year it has been: In January, we learned of the death of Thierry Mugler , creator of the Tour 89 costumes. More about him HERE
Dominique Borg Biography
Dominique Bord was born on October 12 1945 from his mother of Russian origin, Anne Béranger (birth name Bella Golofteiner) who was also an actress, At the beginning of her career, she created roles, costumes and sets.
Not many of you know that she ‘s been trained at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art by Henri Rollan, René Simon and Antoine Vitez , she went on stage for the first time at the age of 17.
Since then, che has participated in numerous shows. On stage with, among others: Antoine Vitez , Denis Llorca , Marcel Maréchal , Bernard Murat , Jorge Lavelli , Jean-Louis Thamin , Roger Louret ( L’Arlésienne ) and Francis Huster .
In the cinema with Claude Lelouch , Christophe Gans , Bruno Nuytten , he made the costumes for Camille Claudel , Tolerance , Les Misérables , Hommes, femmes, manual or Le Pacte des loups for which he received his second César for the best costumes in 2002 after the by Camille Claudel in 1989 .
Her career was also crowned with a Molière in 1991 for La Cerisaie and another in 1997 for Le Libertin .
She created costumes for many operas and collaborates for dance with Anne Béranger, Carolyn Carlson , Mitko Sparemblek, Nicole Chirpaz and Maurice Béjart .
Among the musical shows for which he has designed costumes are Roger Louret ‘s musicals : Gospel Caravan , La Java des Mémoires , Les Annees Twist , Les Z’années Zazous , La vie Parisienne , La Fièvre des 80s, as well as ‘ other shows such as Mylène Farmer ‘s Mylenium Tour , Romeo and Juliet, from hate to love , Les Demoiselles de Rochefort , Le Roi Soleil , Cleopatra or Dracula, love stronger than death .
Dominique Borg as AN Actress
1969 : Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare , directed by Denis Llorca , Théâtre de l’Ouest Parisien
1965 : Whole Days in the Trees by Marguerite Duras , directed by Jean-Louis Barrault , Odéon-Théâtre de France
1970 : Tête d’or by Paul Claudel , directed by Denis Llorca
1971 : Paul Claudel ‘s Tête d’or , directed by Denis Llorca , Comédie de Caen , Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier
1971 : La Nuit des rois by William Shakespeare , directed by Denis Llorca , Festival du Marais Hôtel d’Aumont
1972 : Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare , directed by Denis Llorca , Théâtre de l’Ouest Parisien
1972 : Bernard Dabry’s La Mort des fantômes , directed by Denis Llorca , Théâtre de l’Ouest Parisien
1976 : Valère Novarina ‘s Falstafe , directed by Marcel Maréchal , Théâtre du Gymnase
1986 : L’Amour-Goût de Crébillon fils , directed by Éric-Gaston Lorvoire, Théâtre Mouffetard
1989 : L’Amour-Goût de Crébillon fils , directed by Éric Lorvoire, Théâtre de l’Oeuvre
Dominique Borg IN Theater
2014-2015 : Kinship by Carey Perloff, directed by Dominique Borg, Paris theater
Dominique Borg in cinema
2004 GRANDE ÉCOLE Costumes
2003 MOI CESAR, 10 ANS 1/2 Costumes
2002 I AM DINA Costume Designer
2001 Le PACTE DES LOUPS Costume Designer
2000 UNE POUR TOUTES Costume Designer
1998 HASARDS OU COÏNCIDENCES Costumes
1997 ARTEMISIA Costume Designer
1996 HOMMES FEMMES MODE D’EMPLOI Costume Designer
1996 DÉSIRÉ Costumes
1995 Les MISÉRABLES Costume Designer
1988 CAMILLE CLAUDEL Costume Designer
1971 MAIS TOI TU ES PIERRE cast member
In 2011 she has created one costumes for one of the famous French musicals “Dracula, l’amour plus fort que la mort ” produced by Thierry Suc (Mylene Farmer manager)
Dracula, l’amour plus fort que la mort (Dracula: Love stronger than death) is a French musical in two acts by French choreographer Kamel Ouali, his debut production. It was first performed on 30 September 2011 at the Palais des Sports de Paris and continued until 1 January 2012. The Kamel Ouali work was inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula and by the film version by Francis Ford Coppola. A filmed version of the work was also shown on wide screens throughout France between 20 and 22 July 2012.
More here: IMDB
In the conclusion, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Dominique’s family, friends and collaborators (Mylene Farmer included). Dominique brought a touch of a Devine beauty and a high class into this world and for that we are forever grateful to her.