FIDM’s Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit 2012

Further in the spirit of Period Drama Fashion Week, I wanted to post about this great exhibit I got to go to earlier this year. I’m not sure why I didn’t before. Every Spring for the past twenty years, FIDM hosts this great exhibit displaying costumes from most of the major films of the year. This year’s display included: The Artist, Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland, War Horse, Hugo, My Week with Marilyn, W.E., Captain America, and many more. Past exhibits have included costumes from The Young Victoria, Titanic, The Lord of the Rings, and The Phantom of the Opera. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures inside, but thought I would show you some that I found online. It was truly incredible to be able to view the details on these garments!

 Here is the Jane Eyre display. Jane Eyre is one of my absolute favorite movies, so I was thrilled to get to see the costumes! Jane’s wedding dress was especially beautiful. The lace was so beautiful close up.

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 They also had some vintage costumes on display. In spite of my prejudice against the costumes from the black and white Pride and Prejudice, I was excited to see this bonnet worn by Ann Rutherford as Lydia.

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This dress was one of my favorites in the exhibit. It was worn by Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson in the film W.E. The amazing thing about this dress was that every single one of those tiny stripes was matched perfectly. It was beautifully done!
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More of the lovely costumes from W.E. That sequined dress was especially pretty.
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The costumes from Hugo, designed by Sandy Powell who also designed the costumes from The Young Victoria.
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Sixties style dresses from The Help.
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 A beautiful beaded gown worn by Anne Hathaway as the white queen in Alice in Wonderland.

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 Vibrant 1920’s style costumes from The Artist.
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 If you are near FIDM, check out their upcoming television costume exhibit. In the past, this has included costumes from Sense and Sensibility (2008) and Cranford. And of course next year check out the motion picture costume display!

P.S. I know Period Drama Fashion Week is over now. Please excuse my lack of posting!

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