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Costume Designer

Liz Vandal

Last updated: January 17, 2020

“Architect of the body in extreme movement”, Liz Vandal’s costumes reach the ultimate goal: “Equilibrium between esthetics and technique”, aesthetics as beautiful as it is functional. Vandal started her career as a fashion designer. Self-taught, she entered the universe of clothing more than 25 years ago. From dazzling beginnings she brought her originality to the rigorous domains of dance, circus, cinema and special projects, building a company of excellency. Great partnerships link her with numerous choreographers and dance companies around the world: Edouard Lock; Compagnie Marie Chouinard; Margie Gillis; José Navas; Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal; Le Ballet National du Canada; The Washington Ballet; Mannheim Theater; Stuttgart Ballet (Germany), l’Opéra de Paris; Göteborg Theater (Sweden), Hong Kong Ballet.

She explores all domains of show business, from creating costumes for The Backstreet Boys’ Black ‘n Blue Tour, to films including The Lathe of Heaven directed by Philip Haas and La Turbulence des fluides by Quebec director Manon Briand. In the circus world, Vandal designed flamboyant insect costumes for OVO, the 25th Cirque du Soleil show, CIRKOPOLIS, a Cirque Éloize creation and the opening duo for Les 7 doigts de la main’s new creation, Tryptique. Collaborating with multi-national IGT (International Gaming Technology) in Las Vegas, Vandal created AVATAR costumes approved by Jon Landau and 20th Century Fox.

As a consultant, Vandal offers her services to Sportswear multinational Oxylane to develop avant-garde products. As the company continued to expand, an incomparable opportunity led Vandal’s creativity to Azerbaijan for the first European games in 2015, where she designed an incredible 3,000 costumes for the closing ceremony. Since 2017, Cirque du Soleil has floated onto the sea on cruise ship Meraviglia with Vandal’s costumes dressing up two shows: Viaggio and Sonor. Vandal’s creativity has no boundaries!

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