CAIRO - 18 July 2021: Costume Designer Reem El Adl has revealed interesting details on the costume design of the upcoming musical play Coco Chanel, which is headlined by the iconic Sherihan.
The play is slated to premiere on Shahid VIP as of July 20, 2021.
While enjoying a rich repertoire full of films and TV works, the new musical marks Reem El Adl’s first experience in designing costumes for a play.
She commented on that, saying, “It’s unbelievable! This musical play marks my first theatre experience, and I’m thrilled to work on such a significant project, starring the megastar Sherihan and telling the story of the legendary Coco Chanel”
Reem has indicated that she has designed costumes for the actors and dancers in the play, in addition to two dresses for Sherihan.
She also mentioned that Sherihan’s costumes needed special designing details for some dramatic reasons that will be clear during the screening of the play.
“For me, the musical play was a very interesting experience that gave me the chance to learn a lot, especially through the pieces of advice I kept receiving from Sherihan about how to choose the designs and what materials fit the most for a musical play; giving her extensive theatre experience and knowledge.
I loved the experience, and I hope we work together again in the future.” Reem El Adl, added.
Coco Chanel features an A-list crew, including director Hadi Elbagoury, EL Adl Group production company, DOP Ahmad Al Morsy, art director Mohamed Attia, film editor Ahmed Hafez, choreographer Hani Abaza, and music distributor Fahd.
Reem El Adl is currently working on the upcoming film Abu Saddam.
Directed by Nadine Khan, the film stars Mohamed Mamdouh, Sayed Ragab, and Ahmed Dash.
She also designed the costumes for Orange & Molto’s latest ad campaign featuring Maged El Kedwany and Akram Hosny and directed by Tamer Mahdy.
Reem El Adl has worked on more than 30 non-mainstream films and TV series that take place in various times and settings, such as the TV series Al Shawarea Al Khalfeya (Back Streets), Sedna Al Sayed, Segn El Nesa (Women's Prison), Wahet El Ghoroub, and the films Al Saffah, Samir wa Shahir wa Bahir, Nawara, Clash, Mawlana, Sheikh Jackson, and Exterior/ Night, by director Ahmad Abdalla, for which she received the Best Costume Design award at the Egyptian National Film Festival. Also, her film El Deif (The Guest) by Hadi El Bagoury competed for the same award at the festival.
In 2020, El Adl took part in two episodes of Shahid’s serial drama, Nemra Etnein that garnered wide success; namely Farq Tawqeet by director Hadi El Bagouri, starring Shreene Reda and Maged El Kedwany, and Awel Embareh by director Mohamed Shaker Khodeir, headlined by Menna Shalaby and Ahmed Malek
Additionally, her recent serial drama Fe Koul Osbou’ Youm Goma’a (Every Week Has a Friday), is currently available on Shahid where it garnered positive reviews on social media.
Headlined by Menna Shalaby and Asser Yassin, the series is directed by Mohamed Shaker Khodeir.
Recently, Alexandria Short Film Festival has selected Costume Designer Reem El Adl as a jury member at the official jury of feature and documentary films within the festival’s latest edition in 2021.
This comes as part of her continuous support to young filmmakers and her wide interest to participate in short films, where she has taken part in designing costumes for more than eight short films last year.