If you're a fan of movie costume design, then now is a great time to live in L.A. with lots of fantastic exhibits to see up close. Most impressive of late is the new exhibition housed at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Musuem in Downtown L.A. which is free to the public and also has an extensive array of film costumes from the past twelve months on display out of reflective cases and wonderfully presented.
Not only can you see original costumes from all five Oscar-nominated designers for Cinderella, Mad Max: Fury Road, Carol, The Danish Girl and The Revenant, but also screen-worn costumes from films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Crimson Peak, Brooklyn, Pitch Perfect 2, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and many more besides.
The exhibition is open until April 30, 2016 and it's well worth taking the trip Downtown to peak inside this unique behind-the-scenes Hollywood wardrobe. There's just so much to take in I'm sure I'll visit again before the temporary exhibit leaves, and best of all they now also allow flash-free photography so you can remember your visit.
People often contact me to to ask where they can see movie costumes, so I can highly recommend the FIDM Museum at the moment.
If you can't make it yourself, head over to my costume and props blog in the coming days to see some of these costumes up close and in more detail.
costume exhibit for The Hateful Eight, take loads of photos and win a prize pack, which was real treat and nice way to start the New Year.
Hopefully 2016 will continue to offer up similar delights and if it does, I'll be sure to share them with you...