Costumes from “The Handmaid’s Tale” will be featured at an exhibition coming to Savannah College of Art and Design’s FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta. Running April 30 to Aug. 12, the exhibit will feature more than 40 garments from seasons one and two of the MGM Television show.
Costume designer Ane Crabtree, who was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the show last year, collaborated with SCAD on the exhibit. She also earned the 2018 Costume Designers Guild award for excellence in contemporary television.
“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.
“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.
It’s the museum’s first exhibition focused on costume design and ties in with the college’s extensive program offerings of 14 entertainment-focused disciplines including a minor in costume design and a permanent costume collection.
“It’s difficult to imagine a Handmaid’s Tale without Ane Crabtree,” said executive producer Warren Littlefield. “Ane puts her heart and soul into the magnificent costumes that she creates. Throughout America and now even throughout the world women have chosen to wear the Handmaid’s costumes to give voice to their protests for women’s rights.”
Hulu and SCADFILM will host a screening of episode 3 from season 2 on April 30 followed by a Q&A with cast and producers.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” follows the story of a dystopian future that forces women into subservient roles after an uprising against the U.S. government and stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel and Samira Wiley.