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.

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.

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