Do you know about FIDM, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising? Located in DTLA (downtown Los Angeles on 9th and Grand) the school is home to students studying fashion design and what else? Oh yeah, merchandising. There are actually 20 different courses of study to choose from. On campus, there’s the cool FIDM Scholarship Store where you can find bargains in jewelry, clothing and fabric. But better than that, every year the school holds an exhibit of costumes from the previous year’s movies. It’s open to the public and there’s NO admission fee!
This marking the 21st year, the museum has costumes from more than a dozen popular 2012 movies from Argo’s 70’s outfits to period clothing from Lincoln. Some of my favorites were the simple blue dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, as well as her beautiful red “dress on fire”. I was reminded how intricate the costumes worn by Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman were. Seeing them up close gives one real appreciation for the costume designers and the number of man (or woman) hours that go into just one costume! Also on display are the costumes from Anna Karenina, which won the Oscar for Best Costume Design at the 2013 Academy Awards and three costumes from the previous year’s winner, The Artist. The exhibit is on display through April 27, Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
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