The next year, Veronique was asked to design the second season of the TV series “18 to life”. In addition, her in-depth research was instrumental in creating the authentic 1300s look of aboriginal and Inuit peoples for the film “Maïna”, which opened at the Berlin European Film Festival, in 2013. Last year, she was sought out to co-design the costumes for “The Smurfs 2". Combining modern style as well as creative “haute couture”, she fashioned much of the wardrobe, including elegant grand swan themed dresses, which she created for the film.
Véronique Marchessault has lived in numerous countries throughout her studies and early career. It was during this time that she learned to speak English, Spanish and Italian, in addition to her native French. As a result of these travels, she cultivated a diverse set of studies and experiences from which to draw inspiration for her designs.
Born in Montreal, Canada, she holds an Associate of Arts & Sciences (AAS) degree, with honorable mention from “L’Escuela de diseño, Altos de Chavòn (affiliated with Parsons the New School for Design in NYC)”. She also has a BA in Fashion Marketing and Design from “École supérieure de mode de Montréal (UQÀM)”. In addition, Véronique Marchessult received a scholarship for Excellence in Costume Design. This enabled her to intern for three months at the prestigious costume house, Tirelli, in Rome, Italy, where she participated in the creation of many opera costumes for various “Verdi Operas”.
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For fifteen years, costume designer Véronique Marchessault has been highly regarded for her exemplary talent in dressing men and women in many noteworthy films. Acting as costumer, assistant to costume designer and supervisor, she has played an integral part in such films as “The Aviator”, “I’m Not There”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, “The Fountain”, “Deathrace”, “300”, and more recently, as a costume designer, "Maïna" (Nominated for best costume at the Canadian Screen Award 2014, ACCT) and "The Smurfs 2". Throughout these projects, Ms. Marchessault has always been able to deliver excellent results while working within any budget.
In 2009, Véronique Marchessault co-designed the 15th Century Italian Renaissance period costumes for the worldwide smash game “Assassin’s Creed: Lineage”, by Ubisoft/Hybride.