Casson Mann‘s exhibition design for Hollywood Costume is in the news again as it takes centre stage in the South China Morning Post.

Francesca Fearon describes Casson Mann’s  show and how the creative design brings the costumes to life. Here’s a short extract:  In the second gallery, the dialogue between director and costume designer is highlighted with a series of four video discussions. You feel as though you are eavesdropping on a backstage conversation between Martin Scorsese (on one screen) and Sandy Powell (on another opposite) discussing Leonardo DiCaprio’s outfit in Gangs of New York, or Tippi Hedren and archive footage of Edith Head discussing Alfred Hitchcock’s choice of the green woollen suit for Hedren in The Birds.

Projection tables illustrate the costumes they are discussing: these tables are not new in terms of exhibition layout, according to Mann, but ones with solid 3-D objects on them are, and so make the conversations look magically realistic.

Read the full article here. Hollywood costumes play starring role in exhibition


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