When Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale was adapted for a television show of the same name last year, it received rave reviews for its dramatic portrayal of a dystopian future that forces women into subservient roles. The series has become so popular that select garments from this Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning show will soon be displayed in an exhibition.
According to an announcement from Atlanta’s Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, an exhibition opening April 30 and running till August 12, will include more than 40 garments from the show.
“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,” said the show’s creator Bruce Miller. “She’s a genius, and fabulous human being, and we’re thrilled that SCAD is honouring her work.”
If reports are to be believed, it is the museum’s first exhibition focussed on costume design, and is in line with the college’s extensive programme, offering 14 entertainment-focussed disciplines including a minor in costume design and a permanent costume collection.
Crabtree, who earned the 2018 Costume Designers Guild award for excellence in contemporary television, has collaborated with SCAD on the exhibit.