Cleopatra, comin atcha. Love this film discussing the costume design for Sophie Okonedo’s Cleopatra in Anthony & Cleopatra at the National Theatre. Costume Designer Evie Gurney describes the research put into the clothing. “Cleopatra’s the ultimate icon. My intention was to create something that looked like high fashion,” Gurney says, and goes on to discuss how she looked to current powerful female cultural icons like Beyonce for inspiration.