Thursday, February 02, 2012

Otherworldly: The Art Of Canadian Costume Design

Anyone interested in costume design ought to check out a free exhibition of costumes used in recent and upcoming films that'll be at the TIFF Bell Lightbox! There are also days where there'll be special guests as well as learning opportunities and resources.

Costumes, sketches, artefacts and photos from films such as Bulletproof Monk, Orphan, Saw, Silent Hill: Revelation, Survival of the Dead, The IMaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the Thing and more will be exhibited.
TIFF Bell Lightbox announced today the new free exhibition set to open this fall in the building’s Canadian Film Gallery. Running from September 2, 2011 through March, 2012 and presented in partnership with the Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design (CAFTCAD), Otherworldly: The Art of Canadian Costume Design will explore and celebrate some of the most extraordinary achievements in Canadian costume design. From the breathtaking dream worlds of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, to the comic-book realms of Bulletproof Monk, the genres of sci-fi, horror and fantasy have had a long history in Canadian film and Canadian costume designers and crafts-people have consistently brought these otherworldly visions to life. Otherworldly: The Art of Canadian Costume Design is curated by Sylvia Frank, Director of TIFF’s Film Reference Library and Special Collections.
For more information, go here. And if you're interested in costume reference and fashion design books, drop by our store!