Q&A with Costume Designer Mary Zophres

It is always an honor hosting costume designer Mary Zophres at the FIDM Museum. The three-time Academy Award nominee, four-time BAFTA nominee, and Costume Designers Guild winner for Best Contemporary Costume Design (La La Land) joined us for an... Read Article ››

Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne

Recently, the FIDM Museum had the honor of hosting Academy-Award winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne for a behind-the-scenes tour of our gallery and Collections storage. In between marveling at Empress Josephine and admiring a rare 16th century petticoat... Read Article ››

Queen Victoria & Consolata Boyle

What does the word 'Victorian' bring to mind? For Costume Designer Consolata Boyle, the answer is the color black - in all its varying tones and textures. The FIDM Museum was fortunate to host the Irish designer in September 2017 before the release of... Read Article ››

Okja + Chanel

Fashion and costume design are two distinct disciplines, yet their worlds constantly collide. Think of the lone Technicolor scene in a black and white film to showcase Adrian’s spectacular fashions in The Women (1939), or Audrey Hepburn’s... Read Article ››

And the Oscar Goes To…

Last night, Mark Bridges won Best Costume Design at the 90th Academy Awards for his work on the period film Phantom Thread…and he also walked away with more than just his Oscar statue! Bridges previously won the Academy Award in 2012 for The Artist, and was... Read Article ››

Fashion Council Royal Tea

It’s our most elegant and refined event of the year…the FIDM Museum Fashion Council Royal Tea is back! This year’s tea on Friday, March 2 promises to be particularly special, as it will celebrate the exhibition that honors the achievements... Read Article ››

Opening Night: Hollywood Costume Exhibition

What would a film be without costume design? This question greets FIDM Museum visitors as they enter the gallery for our 26th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition. As the stunning array of costumes on display prove, a movie would be nothing... Read Article ››

La La Land at FIDM Museum

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared April 25 "La La Land Day," and we were happy to be part of the city's official celebrations! Our Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition was extended one more day to welcome visitors, and we... Read Article ››

Beauty in the Details

Visitors to our Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition are consistently surprised at the level of ornate detail they notice in each costume. Subtle design elements give depth to the ensembles; construction techniques such as pleating, embroidery,... Read Article ››

FIDM Museum Opening Night Celebration

It's our favorite time of year - the opening of two brand new exhibitions! We are thrilled to share with you the very special 25th anniversary of our Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, as well as Exotica: Fashion & Film... Read Article ››
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