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.

Posted 9/12/2017 8:00:25 AM