For those of you who love Ian, but not enough to wake up at 6 am to catch him on Breakfast Television, we have this clip for you! It’s also nice to see our friends Jonathan Walford from the Fashion History Museum (Ian’s on the Advisory Board) and Cindy from Luxe Touch in the clip too, all together giving viewers (and Frankie Flowers) the idea that there’s a LOT to look forward to at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show.
And what a nice conversation Ian and Mary Ito had about the work it takes to “tell a story without shouting” when costuming a movie!
Listen here to Ian and Mary Ito having a conversation on CBC’s Fresh Air about what a difference costuming can make in a movie.
Ian Drummond and Mary Ito of CBC’s Fresh Air stand with two wardrobe outfits worn in Dark Shadows and Bomb Girls
They covered the myriad choices and decisions to be made; the buying, the building and the breaking down — and best of all, Ian’s specialty: Having a vast quantity and untold choices of genuine period clothing available to wardrobe designers around the world.
Be it glamour gal outfits for Michelle Pfeiffer in Dark Shadows, or war-era day wear for Bomb Girls, there are choices upon choices in this amazing 10,000 square foot studio is right here in Toronto, holding thousands and thousands of pieces of vintage clothing for locally-filmed movies from years ago like “Chicago,” “Hairspray (2007)” and “Cinderella Man,” and for current Oscar Winners like “Spotlight” and “Room” – not to mention for great things on the horizon such as “Suicide Squad” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
Ian Drummond Collection often provides wardrobe for flashback scenes in movie and tv shows (lately, 11-22-63 and Fargo), and has an quality children’s vintage clothing selection – a real rarity!
When Ian talks about how great it is to find a dress that that’s been worn, patched, frayed, faded and not faked – it can look something like this:
These are the items that when Ian is looking through Estates for gorgeous, high-end clothing for movie and television production that’s he’s just as happy, if not happier to find.
And as he mentioned in his segment, what can’t be used for the rental stock and what might need to move along ends up at fantastic vintage clothing shows, such as this coming weekend’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show and Toronto Antique & Vintage Market.
Make sure to sign up for a discount coupon and email reminder – because you don’t want to miss this event!
March 5 & 6, 2016
Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
Admission $10 (cash only)
Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place
180 Princes’ Blvd. (just west of BMO Field)
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3