Beauty in the Details

When we prepare our annual Art of Outstanding Television Costume Design exhibition, we have the opportunity to closely examine garments as we condition, dress, and place ensembles around the galleries. Though these costumes are meant for the small screen, we are continuously amazed at the beautiful and intricate details that designers incorporate into their work. It is these thoughtful additions that help the audience understand and interpret characters, giving vibrancy and authenticity to the programs we love to watch. The exhibition officially opens to the public on August 2, but we couldn't wait to share a few of our favorite costume details with you below.



Game of Thrones: Doran Martell played by Alexander Siddig, Costume Design by Michele Clapton


Outlander: Claire Fraser played by Caitriona Balfe, Costume Design by Terry Dresbach

Solano Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Rafael Solano played by Justin Louis Baldoni, Costume Design by Rachel Sage-Kunin



Veep: Selina Meyer played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Costume Design by Kathleen Felix Hager


American Horror Story: Liz Taylor played by Denis O'Hare, Costume Design by Lou Eyrich


Defiance: Stahma Tarr played by Jaime Murray, Costume Design by Simonetta Mariano

Crazy Ex Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Rebecca Bunch played by Rachel Bloom, Costume Design by Melina Root

Scream queen

Scream Queens: Chanel #5 played by Abigail Breslin, Costume Design by Lou Eyrich


Transparent: Sarah Pfefferman played by Amy Landecker, Costume Design by Marie Schley

Mercy Street

Mercy Street: Jane Green played by Donna Murphy, Costume Design by Amy Andrews


Empire: Cookie played by Taraji P. Henson, Costume Design by Paolo Nieddu

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey: Lady Mary Crawley played by Michelle Dockery, Costume Design by Anna Robbins


Baskets: Chip played by Zach Galifianakis, Costume Design by Valli Herman

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