Okay, so I snuck out of work to go to this one. I told production I was “going on a run,” and I hightailed it to FIDM. The traffic was backed up for two blocks around the building, due to the valet line, so I street-parked it. What ever happened to parking underneath the building? That was so much easier. Anyhoo, the event was superb, and it was time well spent away from set.
The exhibition was on the ground floor, and as you walked in, there was kind of a “drive-in movie” theme happening. The event was titled “Lights, Camera, Costumes,” so I’m not sure what all of the black-light paint and drive-in movie thing was about. There were clips screening on the entry wall – a nice touch to see the costumes inside the exhibition in motion.
So, the following are my pictures of the costumes on display. I tried to take all of my pictures with NO flash, so that the colors would be truer. That exhibit was so dimly lit, I thought maybe we were going to see premature babies whose retinas had not fully developed. But no, just costumes! In any case, I did my best to get good pictures, and here they are…
The Spirit. Costume Designer: Michael Dennison
Superhero Movie. Costume Designer: Carol Ramsey
The Dark Knight: Costume Designer: Lindy Hemming
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Costume Designer: Sanja Hays
Speed Racer. Costume Designer: Kym Barrett
Appaloosa. Costume Designer: David C. Robinson
The Reader. Costume Designer: Ann Roth; Associate Costume Designer: Donna Maloney
Changeling. Costume Designer: Deborah Hopper
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Costume Designer: Michael O’Connor
The Duchess. Costume Designer: Michael O’Connor
The Fall. Costume Designer: Eiko Ishioka
The Love Guru. Costume Designer: Karen Patch
The Spiderwick Chronicles. Costume Designer: Joanna Johnston
Pretty cool, huh? And it was SO NICE to see everyone last night. I’m going to apologize right now if I inadvertently gave any of you my heinous cold. Congratulations to everyone whose costumes were represented in the show – it was such a nice event! I am so glad I played hooky for a few hours!!
FIDM 17th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Exhibition
Open to the public 1-28-09 through 3-29-09
10AM – 4PM Wednesday – Sunday
www.fidm.edu 213-624-1200 ext. 2224