Out & About: Television Exhibition Opening

For the ninth year, the FIDM Museum is hosting the annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition. It opens to the public today after a gala celebration on Saturday night. Unseasonable thunderstorms couldn't keep away the crowds, which included designers, Television Academy members, and FIDM faculty and staff.

EmmysOverallSee more than 100 costumes from 24 shows

The show celebrates the art and artistry of Emmy® nominated costume designers and costume supervisors, and includes costumes from BessieBetter Call SaulMarvel’s Agent CarterOnce Upon a Time, Peter Pan Live!Reign, and 2015 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Costumes GothamThe Mindy Project,Olive Kitteridge, and Wolf Hall.

EmmysGothamEmmy®-nominated costumes the Fox series Gotham by Lisa Padovani

EmmysWolf2Emmy®-nominated costumes for the BBC/PBS miniseries  Wolf Hall by Joanna Eatwell

EmmysMindyEmmy®-nominated costumes for the Fox series The Mindy Project by Costume Designers Guild President Salvador Perez 

This year, the Television Academy has instituted new rules for the Outstanding Costume Design nominees. In the past, separate awards were given in two categories, series and miniseries/movie. This year, two statuettes will be awarded, but they will honor contemporary costumes and period/fantasy costumes, regardless of the format of the show. The new rules make it easier for the Academy to recognize contemporary costumes, which were often shut out by period pieces in both of the old categories. Thus, The Mindy Project will compete against Gotham but not Wolf Hall, set in the sixteenth century.

Emmys4Jennifer L. Bryan, with her costumes for AMC's Better Call Saul, also worked on AMC's Breaking Bad

Ellen Mirojnick–a 2013 Emmy® winner for HBO's Behind the Candelabra–makes last-minute adjustments to her costumes for Cinemax's The Knick

The exhibition is organized by guest curator Mary Rose, costume designer and past member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Costume Design & Supervision Peer Group. Like all of our exhibitions, it is free to the public. Visit us Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, through September 26.

FIDM Museum Director Barbara Bundy and guest curator Mary Rose


One response to “Out & About: Television Exhibition Opening

  1. Becky Delson says:

    Those argyle hose from The Mindy Project…oh my!

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