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Upholstering Queen Victoria & Dressing The Beast


All Photos by Susie Goodman

For its 26th year, FIDM Museum is showing off stunning movie costumes at the “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition. On view through April 7th, you’ll see examples from this year’s five costume design Oscar nominees: Beauty and the Beast, The Darkest Hour, Phantom Thread, The Shape of Water, and Victoria and Abdul.

FIDM spokesman Nick Verreos says costume design plays an integral role in all five films, whether it’s shifting from black to purple to show Queen Victoria loosening up, faithfully re-creating Winston Churchill’s wardrobe, or designing period-appropriate costumes that could stand a drenching.


FIDM spokesman Nick Verreos

“This is why costume designers are so great,” says Verreos, “because they give you little subtle hints that help tell the story.”

Oscar-nominated costumes are joined by memorable designs from recent remarkable films like Wonder Woman and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Listen as Verreos and I walk through the exhibit and get the inside scoop on the year’s Oscar-worthy looks.

Click below to listen, or listen via the Arts Alive bonus podcast while you walk through the exhibit to feel like you have your own private tour.

Upholstering Queen Victoria & Dressing The Beast
    Preview some of the incredible costumes from the exhibit below:


Costumes from “Phantom Thread” | Costume Designer: Mark Bridges


Costumes from “The Shape of Water” | Costume Designer: Luis Sequeira


Costumes from “Beauty and the Beast” | Costume Designer: Jacqueline Durran


Costumes from “Darkest Hour” | Costume Designer: Jacqueline Durran


Costumes from “Victoria and Abdul” | Costume Designer: Consolata Boyle


Costumes from “Battle of the Sexes” | Costume Designer: Mary Zophres


Costumes from “l, Tonya” | Costume Designer: Jennifer Johnson


Costumes from “Wonder Woman” | Costume Designer: Lindy Hemming


Costumes from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” | Costume Designer: Michael Kaplan

This exhibition is free and is open until April 7, 2018. FIDM Museum & Galleries is located at 919 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Learn more.

Written by:
Sheila Tepper
Sheila Tepper
Published on 10.01.2018

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