The term “bohemian” has passed into everyday language in the nineteenth century. It originally referred to a lifestyle that advocated taking each day as it comes, often in poverty and recklessness, especially among artists and writers.
Alice Touvet, the costume designer in Bohème, notre jeunesse, drew on that period in choosing the characters’ costumes. She was mainly inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso’s Blue Period and Degas’s ballerinas.
View sketches of the costumes and try to imagine them worn by the instrumentalists!