CAFTCAD Celebrates Costume with a star studded guest list during the Toronto International Film Festival

The Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts and Design (CAFTCAD) celebrated costumes in film and television last night in at The Spoke Club in Toronto. Over 300 esteemed members of the film and television industries, including directors, producers, actors, agents, and managers, as well as fashion and entertainment media and personalities gathered to honour the work of CAFTCAD’s members over cocktails and canapés.
Celebrity and notable attendees included Natalie Brown (The Strain), Lara Jean Chorostecki (NBC’s Hannibal), Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), Eric Murdoch (October Gale), Katie Nolan (Pawn Sacrifice), Meghan Heffern (The F Word), Georgina Reilly (Murdoch Mysteries), singer Jarvis ChurchEnnis Esmer (The Listener), Naomi Snieckus (CBC’s Mr. D), singer Jully Back, Ann Pirvu (The Masked Saint), Kardinal Offishall, on-air fashion personality Peter Papapetrou, fashion designer Arthur Mendonca, David Dixon, Glenn Dixon, Susan Langdon, and Robin Kay. View a gallery of images by Ryan Emberley and Tyler Rumi below. 

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On display included 16th century period inspired garments from the CW’s hit television show Reign; costumes from the vampire horror-drama The Strain; as well as wardrobe from the historically based adventure movie, Pompeii; and the crime fighting action hero film, The Masked Saint, to name a few. Sponsors included IATSE 837NABET 700, UNIFORNOBISCinespaceOntario Arts Foundation, Liberty Wardrobe, TAG Vodka, Bear Flag wine, and Peroni.CAFTCAD has become hugely successful in promoting Canadian talent in the film and television industry here at home and around the world.  This annual event allows the media and guests to get a behind the scenes feel for how costume adds to and builds a character as well as influences the audience’s impression and perception of characters.

Since its inaugural event in 2009, CAFTCAD Celebrates Costume at TIFF continues to grow with over 300 film, television and media professionals in attendance each year honouring the talent, creativity and beauty of Costume.

About Gail McInnes (320 Articles)
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Gail McInnes has made an indelible mark on the Canadian fashion and entertainment scenes; managing and guiding the careers of some of the country's most notable talents, including Lucian Matis, Hilary MacMillan, Stephen Amell (CW's Arrow), Natalie Brown (The Strain), Brad Goreski (E! Fashion Police), and more. Visit for more information or email

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