Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Marie Antoinette Costumes and More at FIDM


In case you missed the exhibit of Marie Antoinette movie costumes in Hollywood last year, they will be on display at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
With great pleasure and excitement, FIDM has announced that the "16th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition" will adorn FIDM's Museum & Galleries at the Los Angeles Campus from January 28 through April 12.
(The exhibition will be closed March 21-23.)

Costumes from some of the top films of 2007 will be on display, along with costumes from the film that won the Academy Award™ for Best Costume in 2007, Marie Antoinette. Here's just a taste of the variety of films whose costumes you'll see in the Museum & Galleries during this history-making exhibition: Atonement, The Golden Compass, Enchanted, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Beowulf, 300, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Nancy Drew.

The exhibition is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public.
Learn more here. (Click on the address and directions link.) If you can't make it in person, go see the online exhibit.


  1. dammit! that sounds wonderful, and i'm far away in snowy wisconsin.

  2. Anonymous18:16

    If you want a tour of this fabulous exhibit, check out a company called Quick Culture.

  3. I read a positive review of Quick Culture's services. Unfortunately, their services cost $$.

    It is important to note that you don't need a pile of money to enjoy art, just an open mind and open eyes.

    I have to take a vacation day to go visit FIDM. If you live in LA, drop me a line and maybe we can meet up there.

    I used to work in the costume shop at Berkeley Shakespeare and Berkeley Repertory theaters. I also studied art history, before deciding that, between equally enjoyable jobs, science generally paid better.

    Unless you are head of LACMA and you get paid under the table by a certain billionaire. ;-) Geez. They were so embarrassed about the arrangement, they tried to hide it.

  4. Anonymous19:59


    I'm Ellen from Quick Culture! If you want to see the exhibit at FIDM, you can sign up for one of our group tours sponsored by Goldstar ( for half price (tickets are limited) or through Quick Culture's website for $20. for a scheduled group tour. We not only give a fun informative tour, but you get a 15% discount at the museum store for being one of our tour participants. Hope to see you!


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