8.29.2017

What's Interesting: The Crown Costumes on Exhibit in Los Angeles

One of my greatest pleasures is to make a big bowl of popcorn, create for myself the ultimate space for movie viewing, and then binge watch a Netflix series. Raise your hand if you watched the entire first series of The Crown and Girlboss in one weekend. I surely did, and I'm not ashamed to say it. Though the two series were polar opposites (one being a period piece and the other the fictionalized story of a cool chic), still, the costumes brought the characters to life. I adored the recreation of Queen Elizabeth II wedding and coronation gowns, and totally understood Sophia (from Girlboss) through her heavy ladened vintage and 70s inspired wardrobe. If you saw Girlboss, remember when Sophia found the East West leather jacket for $9.00, and then sold it for $100's more?

If you appreciate the world of costume design, or, if you would like to learn more about the industry, your opportunity has arrived. The Museum at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in Los Angeles, is once again exhibiting the Art of Television Costume Design, including 100 costumes from 25 featured shows, including Emmy-nominated costume designs from nine television shows: The Crown, FEUD: Bette and Joan, The Handmaid's Tale, Westworld, Big Little Lies, Grace and Frankie, Dancing with the Stars, Hairspray Live!, and RuPaul's Drag Race. And yes, Girlboss along with the cool jacket are on exhibit!
The exhibition will run from Tuesday, August 22, 2017 through Saturday, October 7, 2017. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.   

As a FIDM grad, and a member of the media, for the past ten years, I have been invited to attend the opening reception for the Art of Television Costume Design exhibit. I hope you enjoy the pictures, and please, make sure to visit the museum, and make a day out of it and enjoy the restaurants and shopping around Los Angeles.

My youngest son was my escort for the evening.

The Emmy statue

A view of the step and repeat from the FIDM courtyard

Hayman Washington - Chairman and CEO of Television Academy

FEUD Designer, Lou Eyrich, Barbara Bundy, FIDM Museum Director, Salvador Perez, President of Costume Designers Guild

Designer and FIDM Grad, Kevan Hall, Designer and FIDM spokesperson, Nick Verreos

Entrance into the exhibition

Designs from FEUD: Bette and Joan. Designer: Lou Eyrich

Designs from Girlboss. Designer: Audrey Fisher

Girlboss Designer, Audrey Fisher

The Crown Jewels from The Crown

Designs from The Crown. Designer: Michele Clapton

Insecure Designer: Ayanna James

Designs from Insecure. Designer: Ayanna James

The FIDM lobby is beautifully lighted by the Emmy statue

Remember, there are over 100 costumes from 25 featured shows, including Emmy-nominated costume designs from nine TV shows. Make your way into Los Angeles - The exhibition will run from Tuesday, August 22, 2017 through Saturday, October 7, 2017. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. 

Stay True,
Glenda
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4 comments:

  1. Oh my glorious!!! So fun. 😍 I loved The Crown but now I'll have to see Girlboss. Thank you for the "virtual visit" to a great exhibition!

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    1. Yes it was Naomi! I always enjoy this event. I swooned when I saw the Crown costumes.

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