Save the Date! TASA Winter 2019 Program

 Happy New Year!

For our winter 2019 program, TASA will be joining with SEFAA on Sunday afternoon, January 13, to tour the amazing cinematic couture exhibit at SCAD.  Scroll down for additional information about the exhibit.  The only charge for SEFAA and TASA members is the 1/2 price museum entrance fee of $5

Please rsvp to

Depending on the number of responses, we may need to ask for a 2nd tour to start before or after the scheduled 2 PM tour.

Also, Anne Godsey is now collecting 2019 TASA dues:  $10/year, cash or check.

Checks are made out to “Anne Godsey” with “TASA” written on the “for” line.  They may be mailed to  Anne at 1795 High Trail, Atlanta 30339, or hand delivered when you attend the SCAD program.


winter program imageCinematic Couture focuses on the art of costume design through the lens of film and popular culture. More than 50 costumes created by the world-renowned London firm, Cosprop Ltd., provide an intimate look at garments and millinery that set the scene, give personality to characters and establish authenticity in period films. The films represented in the exhibition depict five centuries of history, drama, comedy, fairy tale and adventure through period costumes worn in 24 acclaimed films, including “Titanic,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Out of Africa,” “The Duchess” and “The Danish Girl” as well as award-winning British television series “Pride and Prejudice,” “Downton Abbey” and “Victoria.” This exhibition allows you to get close to the costumes and appreciate the fine details that are often seen only briefly on screen.

Please join us for a guided tour of this fabulous exhibition!​ Just RSVP below and we’ll meet you there.

Cost: Free for SCAD FASH members and SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD Card. $5 at the door for museum admission for the rest of us (this is half of regular admission!)

Location: SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Parking: SCAD FASH visitor parking is available in designated spaces in the fourth-floor parking garage located behind the main SCAD Atlanta building. Follow the SCAD FASH arrows to the designated spaces. Take the elevator to level “M.”

Time – Meet at the gallery at 1.50 pm; the tour will begin at 2 pm.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

Winter Program: SCAD, FASH Exhibition

In January, at the invitation of Marie deGeorge, artist and couture fashion designer, three groups of TASA members toured the extraordinary exhibits at the Savannah School of Art and Design, SCAD, FASH:  “Threads of History: Two Hundred Years of Fashion” and “Embellished: Adornment Through the Ages.”

Rafael Gomez, curator of the exhibit, led the tours. He explained the historical context of the dresses and adornment objects– shoes, hats, jewelry, and other items–as well as the construction materials and the unintended consequences of many of the extreme dress fashions for women: skirts catching fire, dangerous falls, re-alignment of body organs, radiation poisoning, difficult child births, etc.

Rafael also explained how in order for SCAD to exhibit the historic dresses properly, each dress required its own individually carved mannequin.

SCAD student docents accompanied the tours.  Using  iPads, the students showed pictures that gave additional contextual information to the objects on display.

Following the formal tour, Rafael took the TASA groups into the working room where he showed costumes that were not put on exhibit, reproduction corsets and antique fashion design books.

The low light to protect the textiles, the black framed exhibition niches, and the extensive diorama presentations of the dresses augmented with historically accurate accessories made for a thoroughly dramatic and beautiful complimentary set of exhibitions.

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