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Much recently attended Casa Loma’s limited-time Beauty and the Beast exhibit showcasing some of the film’s exquisite costumes and artwork, and boy, do we have a lot to tell you.
Inside the Casa Loma atrium, the “celebration” costumes worn by Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson), Plumette (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), Cadenza (Stanley Tucci), and Garderobe (Audra McDonald) at the end of the film were displayed for all to see.
In the main dining area, we found the pub scene outfits worn by the “comedic duo” Gaston (Luke Evans) and Lefou (Josh Gad), as well as the pièce de résistance, Belle’s multi-layered village dress. The costumes are all drop-dead gorgeous, but what makes them even cooler is that they were all designed with environmentally-friendly material and methods in mind, due in large part to Beauty and the Beast’s socially-conscious star Emma Watson.
Down Casa Loma’s tunnel, we were greeted with the sweet sounds of the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack. The tunnel was filled with pieces of art depicting scenes and characters from the film, including black and white silhouette images and wall projections of Mrs. Potts, Chip and all the other lovable household objects.
Upon returning to the atrium to take a closer look at a replica of the Beast’s infamous glass-encased rose, we were treated to a performance by professional ballroom dancers. Honestly, if that doesn’t get you in the Beauty and the Beast mood, we don’t know what else will.
Beauty and the Beast comes out in theatres this Friday, so watch our video tour of the Casa Loma exhibit to get you excited for the opening day.