22nd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design

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Do you enjoy fashion and/or film costumes? If so, you cannot miss out on the upcoming exhibits at FIDM in Los Angeles? At the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), a current temporary exhibition is causing quite a stir among film lovers and fashion fans alike. Back for the 22nd year, the Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition is bigger and better than ever, featuring costumes from a range of box office hits including last year’s 2013 Academy Award winning costumes for ‘Anna Karenina’. Opened on February 11th, the exhibition will remain in place at the FIDM until April the 26th, open Tuesday to Saturday every week between 10am and 5pm. Perfect for those who want to work in the industry, for admirers of Hollywood glamour and everyone in between, the exhibition has a range of men’s and ladies’ outfits from top movies.

In fact, all five of the 2014 Academy Award Nominees in the category of Best Costume design have their costumes featured in this collection. Alongside the 2013 winner, three beautiful pieces from ‘Anna Karenina,’ the newly announced 2014 winner is also on display: costumes by Catherine Martin from the spectacular ‘The Great Gatsby’. The exhibition holds more than one hundred different costume items: alongside these two Oscar winners are the other nominees from this year’s Academy Awards, featuring Michael Wilkinson’s costumes for ‘American Hustle,’ William Chang Suk Ping’s work for ‘The Grandmaster,’ Michael O’Connor’s pieces from ‘The Invisible Woman’ and costumes from ’12 Years A Slave’ designed by Patricia Norris.

In addition, costumes from a range of other hits will also be on display to the exhibition’s visitors. These include pieces from ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘Pacific Rim,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ’42,’ ‘After Earth,’ ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘Man Of Steel,’ ‘Hansel and Gretal: Witch Hunters,’ ‘Oz The Great and Powerful,’ ‘GI Joe: Retaliation,’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ to name but a few.

 Photo courtesy of http://www.fidmmuseum.org/exhibitions/current/

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