Hollywood Costumes at the FIDM Museum

As much as I love classic films I also have an appreciation for current cinema. I may not watch it as frequently or consider it on par with the golden age but I do like it. Especially the costumes. I may be all thumbs when it comes to sewing but I sure like to see the end product on screen. One of my favorite places to indulge in this fascination is the FIDM Museum.

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Once a year the museum holds the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibit. Thanks to FIDM’s illustrious alumni the museum gains access to the most notable pieces of the past year including those nominated for Best Costume at the Oscars.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel was the eventual winner and looking at the costumes I can see why. Distinctive and beautifully designed they had a significant impact on the charming film.  In 2014, The Great Gatsby won. Because of that honor a few pieces were on display.

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Man, I love the clothing of the 20’s. In fact, I’m always partial to period costumes. Thanks to The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and other such pictures there were plenty on display.

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Want. Want. Want. Want and want.

I have to say, my favorite costume came from a movie I didn’t even see – Night at the Museum 3.

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I just adore this piece. Had I seen it on screen it may not have even registered. I mean, how many times have we all seen Cleopatra costumes? But, up close it was lovely. With a few tweaks (maybe lose the headpiece) and I would wear this.

It had been a couple of years since I’d been to his annual exhibit and I’m so glad I made it back. With no admission fee, it’s one of the best deals in town!

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