Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO's Treme
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Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO's Treme

On Mardi Gras morning in New Orleans, a Big Chief steps out of his house in a hand-crafted Mardi Gras Indian suit to the chants of his gang. What happens naturally on the streets of New Orleans also happens on the set of HBO’s Treme. Yet each costume - from street wear to the intricately beaded, stoned and feather suits of the Mardi Gras Indians - is carefully planned by a costume designer with an eye for narrative and authenticity.

Well Suited includes costumes designed by Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s award winning series, Treme. With an emphasis on the exquisitely crafted Mardi Gras Indian Suits from the series, the exhibition will also include Mardi Gras costumes from select characters, as well as design sketches, film stills and behind-the-scenes photography. The exhibition opened at the Ogden Museum on January 24, 2013 with an overwhelming audience of 750 people.

Alonzo Wilson began his career in costume design in the 1980s and has served as costume designer on films, short films, TV movies, and five television series, including Dawson’s Creek, Army Wives, The Wire and Treme. Select costumes from his work on Treme were included in fifth annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In 2013, his designs from Treme garnered him a nomination for the 15th annual Costume Designer Guild Awards

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For more information call or email Sarah Story, Project Coordinator, 504-539-9608, sstory@ogdenmuseum.org. When dates are agreed on, The Ogden will send a booking contract to confirm all arrangements.