Catherine Zuber has designed costumes for, among many productions, Lincoln Center’s 2006 staging of the trilogy The Coast of Utopia and the grape harvest festival Fetes des Vignerons in Switzerland in 1999, which required 6,000 creations, so quantity doesn’t really phase her. Still, the five-time Tony award-winner had a full plate in tackling the sartorial vision of The King and I, now at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and for which she picked up another Tony nomination last week. Besides the 250 pieces for the 50-plus strong cast, it was the fact that the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which tells the tale of a British woman and her son traveling to Asia to teach the King of Siam’s children English, is set in 19th century Siam “so other to what we know,” says Zuber, who delved into books and photographic research for authenticity. The Siamese tradition of wrapping all garments in intricate folds had to be translated into more structured looks (Zuber sourced many of her fabrics from India). On the flip side were Anna’s enormous hoop skirts and crinolines. “What I found interesting is I think the Siamese clothes are much more modern than the Western clothes,” says Zuber. Here, some highlights of Zuber’s gorgeous designs.