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Simon Costin
Past event

Simon Costin – How to Re-Enchant the World: the Life and Times of a Set Designer

Expert set designer, Simon Costin, will join us for Leeds Castle’s Design Month to share insight into the world of set designing, as he gives an exclusive insight into his career to date.

During the expert talk, you will learn about:

– Set designing for well-established fashion houses like Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Givenchy to name a few.
– Simon’s work as a director at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, as well as his time at the Museum of British Folklore
– The talk starts at 2.30pm and will last for an hour

About Simon Costin:

Simon Costin is a set designer and curator and, most recently, a museum director. Born in London, he completed a BA in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of the Art, to which he credits his ability to work through both a creative and technical lens.

Costin has deep and diverse ties within the fashion industry, including an early seven year collaboration with Alexander McQueen. He has also designed sets and micro-worlds for photo shoots and shows alike, collaborating with photographers and designers like Tim Walker, Paolo Roversi, and Charles Jeffrey, and created landscapes for Givenchy, Lanvin, and YSL.

Costin has both exhibited his own work within and curated shows at leading cultural centres such as the ICA, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Whitechapel Gallery, London – and places off-grid, like a forest in Argyll.

Photo credit: Crista Leonard

This talk is included in the price of your admission ticket, however we do require all those interested in participating to sign up via the link provided.