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, American theaters and opera houses, as well as in London, in Asia, and in France.
This season 2021-2022, her costumes will be seen in Panorama, Gerard & Kelly's new film at the Collection Pinault / Bourse de Commerce, Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlos, directed by Vincent Huguet at Theater Basel, Romeo and Juliette choreographed by Benjamin Millepied at La Seine Musicale, and two operas by Grétry, directed by Marshall Pynkoski: Richard Coeur de Lion at the Opéra Royal de Versailles and La Caravane du Caire at Opéra de Tours.
For director James Darrah, she designed costumes for two operas by Philip Glass: The Fall of the House of Usher, an opera turned film for the Boston Lyric Opera and Les Enfants Terribles at Long Beach Opera and Opera Omaha.
For contemporary artists Gerard & Kelly, her long-time collaborators, she has designed costumes for various films and performance pieces including Reusable Parts / Endless Love (Palais de Tokyo, Centre National de la Danse) and Timelining (Centre Pompidou, Paris).
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 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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