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The Costumes that Make Your Favorite TV Characters Come to Life

Posted By: Sheila Tepper · 8/19/2013 9:29:00 AM

Arts Alive visited the FIDM Museum and Galleries in downtown LA to see the 7th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition. There are more than 120 original costumes from popular television shows in the exhibit and each piece is an example of the incredible costume design that brings to life the characters we see on our TV and computer screens. 

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Here's Nick Verreos, FIDM graduate and instructor, fashion designer and fashion commentator, talking about the exhibit and the clothes behind characters that feel like old friends.

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Ellen Mirojnick was the Costume Designer for the HBO movie about Liberace called Behind The Candelabra. Here she talks about the special help she got during the "magical" design process and why, for this project, there was no such thing as "too much."

Tom Broecker was the costume designer for Netflix' House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Here he is talking about observing DC style and clothing as armor.

Lyn Spector is a member of the Board of Directors at A Noise Within. She was touring the exhibit the day Arts Alive visited. So what did she think?

The 7th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition is on display until October 19, 2013.

photos courtesy Susie Goodman

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