TORONTO, Ont. – Costumes worn by Woody Harrelson and the late Heath Ledger will be on display at the TIFF Bell Lightbox just in time for the film festival.
“Otherworldly: The Art of Canadian Costume Design” is the exhibit that features Canadian designed costumes from films like “Defendor,” “Saw IV,” “Videodrome” and Heath Ledgers final film, “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.”
“When I walked in, tears came to my eyes because it’s such a beautiful opportunity to see CAFCAD members and Canadian costume design so focused on,” Joanne Syrokomla, vice-president of the Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design, told 680News.
Sylvia Frank, the exhibition curator, told 680News the costumes from Ledger’s last films were an important piece in the exhibit.
“It was a bit sensitive, in the fact that it was his last film but the film was nominated for it’s costumes so I think it’s significant that it’s here.”
Frank said she was surprised so much detail went into costumes.
“I think what surprised me is how exacting the work is. Even in, say, a splatter film. I thought they might skimp a little and I certainly was wrong.”
The exhibit starts September 2 and runs until March 2012.