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See Stunning Costumes From TV’s Golden Age

Head to FIDM to see Emmy winning costumes at the “11th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design” exhibition | All Photos by Susie Goodman

Clothes make the man and costumes might just make the character. Right now at the FIDM Museum & Galleries in DTLA, you can see the 11th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition. On view are more than a hundred costumes from this “Golden Age” of television – pieces from The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Feud: Bette & Joan, Big Little Lies and many more.

FIDM spokesman Nick Verreos gave us a tour of the exhibit and spilled some dirt about how a priest’s robe in Milan inspired the designs for The Handmaid’s Tale, why women in the ‘50s braved the LA heat to wear furs, how wetsuit zippers kept costume malfunctions at bay during Hairspray Live, and why you should come to the exhibit just to see gowns from The Crown.

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.

See Stunning Costumes From TV’s Golden Age


Nick Verreos: FIDM Spokesperson, Fashion Designer, star of “Project Runway” and Graduate of FIDM

The Emmy Awards will air on September 17th, but awards for costumes were given out over the weekend at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Zaldy Goco and Perry Meek won an Emmy for costumes on a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program for their work on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Alix Friedberg won for Best Contemporary Costumes for Big Little Lies. The Crown’s costume designer Michele Clapton won for Best Period-Drama Costumes.

Preview some of the incredible costumes from the exhibit below:

“Feud: Bette and Joan” by Costume Designer Lou Eyrich

“The Crown” by Costume Designer, Michele Clapton

“Hairspray Live!” by Costume Designer Mary E. Vogt

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” by Costume Designer Zaldy

Big Little Lies by Costume Designer Alix Friedberg

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Costume Designer Ane Crabtree

This exhibition is free and is open until October 7, 2017.  FIDM Museum & Galleries is located at 919 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Learn more.


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Sheila Tepper
Sheila Tepper
Published on 10.01.2018