Saturday, February 25, 2012

Motion Picture Costume Exhibit at FIDM

Today the ASG Los Angeles Teen group and I went to check out the Motion Picture Costume Exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).  You cannot take photos otherwise I would have more pictures to show you.  This year's exhibit seemed a bit short on motion picture costumes. However, there was 1 dress that caught my eye! This dress is from the movie W.E. directed and produced by Madonna and an acadmy nominee for best costume

this was made in blue and white stripped cotton.  look at the seams, they were all matched perfectly.  I was mesmerized by the way the stripes went and how well they matched and how there were so many seams in the front and back just showing off the stripes and the design and details of the dress.  I found these pictures online.

I want to copy this dress;  make it about knee length for summer!   The sleeve was lined in organza to give it the poof and there was no hem stitching.  I suspect the entire dress was underline in organza. 
The exhibit also featured wedding and formal wear from the British monarchy.  There were some beautiful early 20th century dresses.  The Exhibit runs through April 28th and is free.  If you are in the Los Angeles area, go check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I attended the ASG conf in LA last year and took the tour of FIDM! I was so impressed by the student designs that were on display. I wanted to move to the West Coast and enroll on the spot! Wish I could see this display, I know it is truly inspirational!