Christian Gasc

Costume Designer

It was his passion for the cinema that made Christian Gasc a costume designer. When he was 15, he moved to Paris from his hometown Dunes, teaching himself the profession. He debuted in cinema creating costumes for Liliane de Kermadec’s Aloïse (1975). Gasc has worked on several dozens of films with such directors as Claire Denis, Marguerite Duras, Jean-Luc Godard, Benoît Jacquot, Patrice Leconte, André Téchiné, and François Truffaut, among others. Since 1980s he has worked on about a hundred of opera and theatre productions based on plays by Molière, Corneille, Chekhov, Claudel, Cocteau, Ibsen, Kleist, Wilde, Tennessee Williams. Being a highly skilled historical costume designer, Gasc has created costumes for La traviata (Paris Opera), Werther (Covent Garden), La clemenza di Tito and Manon Lescaut (La Scala), Guillaume Tell (Zürich Opera House), Falstaff, Andrea Chénier, Der Ring des Nibelungen (Opéra Royal de Wallonie), etc. In 2010, Christian Gasc was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has received a Molière Award and four César Awards, including one for his costumes for Frederic Mitterrand’s opera film Madama Butterfly. At the Mariinsky Theatre, Christian Gasc created costumes for Adriana Lecouvreur (2017).

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