Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has announced a new exhibition at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, featuring costumes from the Hulu original drama The Handmaid’s Tale. The exhibition, which includes more than 40 garments from seasons one and two of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning television series , produced by MGM Television, will be on view from April 30 – Aug. 12.
“The beauty of SCAD degree programs lives in the direct connection between classroom instruction and industry – you see it in everything SCAD does, including the celebrated exhibitions of our teaching museums,” said SCAD president and founder Paula Wallace. “Our university is top-ranked for the study of costume design, and we’re pleased to welcome the year’s most acclaimed costume designs to SCAD FASH. Prepare to step inside the world of fashion and the world of film with this sensational exhibition of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at SCAD FASH, America’s only museum of fashion and film.”
The SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film collaborated with award-winning designer Ane Crabtree to design the exhibition. Crabtree was nominated for a 2017 Emmy for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale and has earned three nominations from the Costume Designers Guild for Westworld, Masters of Sex and Pan Am. In 2018, she earned the Costume Designers Guild award for ‘excellence in contemporary television’ for her work with The Handmaid’s Tale.
“Ane Crabtree is someone who can tell stories with clothes, and the impact the show’s wardrobe has had in the political conversation around the world has been groundbreaking, but honestly not surprising,” said The Handmaid’s Tale creator Bruce Miller. “She’s a genius, and fabulous human being, and we’re thrilled that SCAD is honoring her work.”
To celebrate the opening, Hulu is partnering with SCADFILM to host a screening of The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2, Episode 3 on Mon., April 30, at SCADshow in Atlanta, followed by a Q+A discussion with cast and producers of the award-winning series. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
The Handmaid’s Tale follows the story of a dystopian future that forces women into subservient roles after an uprising against the US government. The show is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s 1985 novel of the same title, which won the 1985 Governor General’s Award and the first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987. The series stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel and Samira Wiley, among others.
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