CAMILLE ASSAF

Camille Assaf is a French and American costume designer for theater, dance, opera and film.

Now based in Paris, she has designed for many New York stages, US regional theaters and opera houses, as well as in London, in Asia, and in France.

She most recently designed costumes for The Fall of the House of Usher, by Philip Glass, a film-opera directed by James Darrah for the Boston Lyric Opera and Les Enfants Terribles, also directed by James Darrah at Long Beach Opera. Other recent work include Richard Coeur de Lion, by Grétry at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, Zazà, directed by Marie Lambert, at Opera Holland park, London. For contemporary artists Gerard & Kelly, her long-time collaborators, she has designed costumes for Panorama a video for the Fondation Pinault, and performance pieces Reusable Parts / Endless Love (Palais de Tokyo, Centre National de la Danse) and Timelining (Centre Pompidou, Paris).

Upcoming projects include Don Carlos at Opera Basel, directed by Vincent Huguet.

Camille has designed costumes for many of Stephen Wadsworth's recent productions, including Fidelio at the Santa Fe Opera, Cosi Fan Tutte (a Juilliard Opera/Metropolitan Opera Lindemann co-production), and The Beaumarchais plays at the McCarter Theater, among others.

A few of her designs were recently exhibited in the historic exhibit Costume at the turn of the Century, 1990-2015, in Moscow, among the works of many of her peers from around the world. The exhibit travels to the Hunan Province of China in the summer 2017.

Internationally, her work was seen in Phnom Penh, Hong Kong, Shanghai and New Delhi. In 2008, under the direction of her mentor, the late costume designer Eiko Ishioka, she was part of the small team of international designers to contribute to the Beijing Olympics Opening and closing Ceremonies, for director Zhang Yimou.

Camille is a lead design editor of Chance, a photography magazine which looks at the world through the lens of theatrical design.

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