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FIDM Exhibit - The 18th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design - 2010

An exhibit review, costume details and picture links

Our Exhibit Index for FIDM Movie Costumes

bulletInfo for 2010 Movie Costume Exhibit (on this page)
bulletList of 2010 movies represented
bulletCostume pictures from the 2010 exhibit
bullet(hopefully coming)
bulletOur Review of 2010's exhibit
bulletTuesday, February 9 - Saturday, April 17, 2010
bullet10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Tuesday - Saturday

2010 FIDM Movie Costume Exhibit Review

This year at the FIDM Museum "The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design" features costumes from twenty movies.  These are represented by over a hundred and twenty wonderful costumes.  Four of the 5 nominees for the Oscar for Best Costume are represented: Bright Star, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Nine, and The Young Victoria plus numerous nominees from the Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Costumes are divided into 3 main area.  Historical costumes are in the front.  Last year's Oscar winner starts the show.  There are 3 costumes from The Duchess.  These are different than were on display last year, day dress vs. evening gowns.  Two of the best eye candy set-ups and double award nominees are right around the corner from each other with a half dozen of each. Nine is the sharp glitter of  rhinestones, a selection of the one million used in the costume creation.  A Young Victoria is an elegant shimmer of silk, satin and lace.

The center selection showcases a wide variety of current and vintage movie costumes.  Each movie has it's own flare, painting it's time period, sometimes with flash, and sometimes noticeable in it's plainness of "normal" clothing that still defines the characters.  The back section has one of the largest selection of fantasy and sci-fi costumes that have been featured in quite a while.  The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus shares the room with Star Trek, Watchman, GI Joe, Where the Wild Things Are and more.

Presentation is different this year in that most of the costumes have their own little shadow box framed with film clip graphics.   This means that the costumes are mainly visible from the front.. and they're set further back.  (Going to assume that we lost the privilege of seeing them sooooooooo up-close  because a few folk just couldn't resist, figured they were privileged.  Please, please, don't be so selfish and greedy next time. Mind your matters and keep your hands in your pockets - lecture over.)  Still, the costumes are close enough to make out wonderful details of embroidery, painting, beading, etc.  The details you can see are inspiring.


Check out some wonderful shots of the costumes  from the gala opening.:

bulletFrock Talk - review and pics
bulletLA Times - review and interviews

2010's Exhibition Showcase:

Movies Exhibited  Designers List of Costumes Awards
A Single Man Arianne Phillips 6 outfits - Charlotte (lace robe), Kenny (cream suit), George (brown pinstripe), Jennifer Strunk (aqua party dress), Charlotte (black & white evening gown)  
Aliens in the Attic  Mona May 5 outfits - Nana Rose, Beathany Pearson(2), Jake Pearson, Tom Pearson  
Amelia Kasia Walicka Maimone 5 outfits  
An Education Odile Dicks-Mireaux 3 outfits  
Bright Star Janet Patterson 4 outfits - Fanny Brawne (shear red, white pin tuck w/ red jacket & bonnet, cream w/ flower print), John Keats Oscar Nomination in Costume Design
Broken Embraces Sonia Grande 3 outfits  
Coraline Deborah Cook & Margaret Meyer 8 outfits - Coraline Jones (Rose top, stars top, rain coat), Other Mother (3 stages), Miss Spink, Miss Forcible  
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Ellen Mirojnick 6 outfits - Neo Viper, Ripcord snow camo, Baroness, Duke, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow  
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Monique Prudhomme 7 outfits - Valentina (whitish crinkle silk & sari silk), Tony, Dr Parnassum, Mr Nick, Percy, Anton Oscar Nomination in Costume

Costume Designers Guild winner: Excellence in Fantasy Film

Inglorious Bastards Anna B. Sheppard 6 outfits  
Julie & Julia Ann Roth 5 outfits Costume Designers Guild nominee: Excellence in Period Film
The Last Station Monika Jacobs 3 outfits  
My One and Only Helen Butler & Doug Hall 5 outfits  
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Marlene Stewart 5 outfits - Napoleon, Amelia Earhart, the guard, Custer, King Tut  
Nine Colleen Atwood 6 outfits - Carla, Stephanie, Claudia, Luisa, ? - 2 pink showgirls w/ feathers, rhinestone 2 piece wrap, cream silk gown, Red silk cocktail dress   Oscar Nomination in Costume Design

Costume Designers Guild nominee: Excellence in Period Film

Pirate Radio Joanna Johnston 7 outfits - Quentin, Desiree, Charlotte, Gavin Cavanaugh, the Count, Eleanor, brides maid, Simple Simon  
Public Enemies Colleen Atwood 7 outfits  
Sherlock Holmes Jenny Beavan 3 suits - Dr Watson, Sherlock Homes, Lord Backwood  
The Soloist Jacqueline Durran 2 outfits  
Star Trek Michael Kaplan 6 outfits - Romulan, Vulcan woman (long black/silver gown), red male & female cadet, blue male & female crewmen Costume Designers Guild nominee: Excellence in Fantasy Film
Watchmen Michael Wikinson 9 outfits - Mothman, Silhouette, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Silk Spectre II, Nite Owl II, Rorschach, the Comedian, Ozymandias  
Where the Wild Things Are Casey Storm 5 outfits - Alexander, Carol Max, Judith, Douglas  
The Young Victoria Sandy Powell 7 Gowns - Bridal, cream leaf & strawberry, rust,  purple, green, blue/grey w/ top hat,  black mourning   Oscan Winner in Costume Design 2010

Costume Designers Guild winner: Excellence in Period Film

The Duchess Michael O'Connor 3 outfits - 2 of Georgiana day gowns (white stripe & dark green),  Charles Grey suit Oscan Winner in Costume Design 2009

Costume Designers Guild winner, Period Film 2009


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