Attend 'Dressing for Dystopia: "The Handmaid’s Tale" Costumes by Ane Crabtree' exclusive reception

Monday, April 30, 2018

Attend 'Dressing for Dystopia: "The Handmaid’s Tale" Costumes by Ane Crabtree' exclusive reception


Join SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film for a preview reception open to members and SCAD Card holders for the new exhibition "Dressing for Dystopia: 'The Handmaid’s Tale' Costumes by Ane Crabtree" on view Tuesday, May 1, through Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. 

Adapted from the classic novel by author and activist Margaret Atwood, "The Handmaid's Tale," the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Hulu original series produced by MGM Television starring Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski and Alexis Bledel, tells the story of life in the Republic of Gilead, a modern totalitarian society sited in the former United States.

This debut museum exhibition of Crabtree’s work reveals the masterful storytelling inherent in her creations, for which she was recently honored by the Costume Designers Guild. From text to textile, Crabtree elevates the garments to a momentous role as vital to the acclaimed series as the actors’ performances.

Co-curated by Alexandra Sachs, executive director of SCAD FASH and Atlanta Exhibitions, Rafael Gomes, director of fashion exhibitions, and SCAD alumnus Mangue Banzima (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, 2014), the exhibition features 45 cinematically styled costume designs from season one and season two, which premieres Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Following the reception, make your way to SCADshow, 173 14th St. NW in Atlanta, for an exclusive screening of "The Handmaid’s Tale" season two, episode three, presented by SCADFILM. This screening is free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve their seats prior to the screening. Shuttles will loop from SCAD FASH to SCADshow from 6:30–7:15 p.m.

Admission for the reception and exhibition is free and open to museum members and SCAD Card holders. Become a member today.