You’ve seen them on the big screen, now you can see them up close and in person!
It’s been a Los Angeles tradition for the film industry to display character costumes just before the Oscars award show. This year, over two dozen costumes are displayed as part of an exhibit called The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design at the Fashion Institute of Design And Merchandising Museum (FIDM).
Out of the 25 ensembles on display, five films have been nominated for this year’s Best Costume Design including Mary Popping Returns, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Black Panther. Oscar nominee Ruth Carter, of the superhero fantasy, said that the film had her in more meetings than she’s ever been in for a movie while creating outfits for an imaginary world that had never been seen before. A lot of the time, the thing that helps complete an actor’s quest of developing a character is the moment when they put on the costume.
The exhibit is free to the public through the 12 of April. If you want to scope out the pieces nominated for the 91st Academy Award Ceremony, be sure to sneak a peek before Sunday, February 24 at 5p.
Location: 919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015. See it on Google maps.