Anthony Canney is the designer and creator for The House of Canney. Anthony just currently produced four original costumes for Vivid Alt's "Man's Ruin"due out later this year. He has recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Media and Performing Arts Production. While in college he fully costumed the senior show MacBeth (2005) and then went on to design and costume "BottleNeck" for graduate film student Andrew Sideships working alongside Art Director, Alex Hammer (2006).
Anthony has been sewing since the age of 14 and costuming since the age of 16. He has a very strong background in history, having been raised in Savannah, Georgia by Civil War reenacting parents. While in high school he began to make Rave clothing for friends at school. Later that same year he and a friend put on a fashion show in the schools black box theatre, although it was a total flop, his work caught the eye of the schools drama coach. Before long he was approached by her and asked to do costumes for A Beggars Opera. The next year he switched from being an art major to a theatre major. It was then that Anthony realized he had found a niche in life. He went on to fully costume and design costumes for such shows as Antigone, A Christmas Carol, and Alice in Wonderland . In his final high school show he not only costumed, but was a lead role actor, and set designer of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown . While in college he has done freelance work for Museum Replicas.
Anthony has been featured in his local home newspaper "The Savannah Morning News" on more than two occasions, as well as one Associated Press article that was featured nationally. Most recently a dress he designed for the President's Ball was featured in the Washington Post on Tuesday, the 14th of June.